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04.13.15 Liam Mathews

CityLab reported on the results of an interesting study that found a correlation between urban tree canopy (UTC), which is roughly the density of trees in a neighborhood, and neighborhood median income. The study, published in the journal PLOS One and led by Kirsten Schwarz, assistant professor of biology at Northern Kentucky University, compared high-resolution […]

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12.29.14 Prachi Gupta

That stream of drunken tweets you and your friends send at night may be good for something aside from eye-rolls and inside jokes. According to siblings Enrique and Vanessa Frías-Martínez, two Spanish computer science researchers, geolocalized tweets could be used to urban planning and land use. In a study published in Engineering Applications of Artificial […]

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07.18.14 Sophie Weiner

This summer has been pretty nice so far, by NYC standards, with sporadic and bearable heat waves and most of the extreme weather consisting of freak thunderstorms. Lucky 2014. Prepare yourselves for Nelly to make a big comeback, ’cause it’s getting hot in here in the future. Climate Central has created an interactive map that shows […]

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02.06.13 Andy Cush

That illustration above is law student Asher J. Kohn’s concept of what a fully operational drone-proof city might look like. Rather than building barriers to keep people out and deter weapon strikes like traditional defenses, Kohn’s concept–called Shura City–includes several technologies that obscure people and their movements in order to make them untraceable by UAVs. […]

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