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Pick of Day: UN-Habitat Launches “Urban Data” Web Portal

By Renard Teipelke During its 25th Governing Council, UN-Habitat launched its “Urban Data” web portal. It provides extensive data sets and indicators of 220 countries and 741 cities across the globe. Managed under the Global Urban Observatory, these various types … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: When Seeing Things in Black and White Is Useful

By Renard Teipelke German radar satellites “TerraSAR-X” and “TanDEM-X” are providing 308 terabytes of data to the German National Aeronautics and Space Research Center (DLR) for their project “Global Urban Footprints”. The results are maps in black and white. While … Continue reading

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Pick of the day: A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit. On the atlanticcities.com by Sarah Goodyear

After nearly five years of planning, a large-scale attempt to turn a big chunk of Detroit into an urban forest is now underway. The purchase of more than 1,500 vacant city-owned lots on the city’s lower east side – a … Continue reading

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