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Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities

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Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities

Smart Cities: Introducing Digital Innovation to Cities by Oliver Gassmann, Jonas Böhm, Maximilian Palmié
English | June 10th, 2019 | ISBN: 1787696146 | 368 pages | EPUB | 5.22 MB

Transformation through digital innovation is becoming an imperative for every city. The 'Smart City' concept promises to solve the most urgent queries of progressive urbanization in the area of mobility, energy, water supply, security, housing deprivation, and inclusion. Despite the exploitation of existing potential in lighthouse-cities that include Barcelona, London, Munich, Lyon, and Vienna, the less tenacious pursuit of smart city possibilities in the majority of municipalities has resulted in major discrepancies between leading smart cities and those that are less aspirational. Although the necessity of action is frequently recognized, an appropriate path of action remains obscure.

The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster

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The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster

The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster by Lawrence J. Vale, Thomas J. Campanella
English | January 20th, 2005 | ISBN: 0195175832, 0195175840 | 392 pages | EPUB | 16.36 MB

In 1871, the city of Chicago was almost entirely destroyed by what became known as The Great Fire. Thirty-five years later, San Francisco lay in smoldering ruins after the catastrophic earthquake of 1906. Or consider the case of the Jerusalem, the greatest site of physical destruction and renewal in history, which, over three millennia, has suffered wars, earthquakes, fires, twenty sieges, eighteen reconstructions, and at least eleven transitions from one religious faith to another. Yet this ancient city has regenerated itself time and again, and still endures.

Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge

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Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge

Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge by Loren Collingwood, Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien
English | October 23rd, 2019 | ISBN: 0190937025 | 224 pages | EPUB | 2.43 MB

The accidental shooting of Kathryn Steinle in July of 2015 by an undocumented immigrant ignited a firestorm of controversy around sanctuary cities, which are municipalities where officials are prohibited from inquiring into the immigration status of residents. Some decline immigration detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While sanctuary cities have been in existence since the 1980s, the Steinle shooting and the presidency of Donald Trump have brought them renewed attention and raised a number of questions. How have these policies evolved since the 1980s and how has the media framed them? Do sanctuary policies "breed crime" as some have argued, or do they help to politically incorporate immigrant populations? What do Americans think about sanctuary cities, and have their attitudes changed in recent years? How are states addressing the conflict between sanctuary cities and the federal government?

Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen (Turner Classic Movies)

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Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen (Turner Classic Movies)

Turner Classic Movies Cinematic Cities: New York: The Big Apple on the Big Screen (Turner Classic Movies) by Christian Blauvelt
English | November 5th, 2019 | ISBN: 076249543X | 176 pages | EPUB | 78.76 MB

For armchair travelers, film buffs, tourists, and city dwellers alike, Turner Classic Movies takes you on a one-of-a-kind tour of the cinematic sites of New York City.

Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides In The Twin Cities Area, 2nd Edition

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Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides In The Twin Cities Area, 2nd Edition

Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides In The Twin Cities Area, 2nd Edition by Steve Johnson
English | May 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1493040685 | 296 pages | EPUB | 20.84 MB

Hidden in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul are some great roads, trails, and bike paths that are fun to explore. Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul describes 40 great recreational rides in the metro areas. With most rides between 5 and 30 miles—including road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and mountain bike rides—it's easy to find an interesting place to ride. Each route includes complete directions, a map, a text description of the area you'll be riding, the GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and color photos of one the ride's features. Also included is information on local restaurants, lodging, maps, bicycle shops, other facilities for cyclists, and community resources.

Top 10 European Cities (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

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Top 10 European Cities (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Top 10 European Cities (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Eyewitness
English | October 3rd, 2019 | ISBN: 0241396859 | 352 pages | EPUB | 382.39 MB

An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Europe, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists and a laminated pull-out transport map - all designed to help you experience the very best of Europe's greatest cities - Paris, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Venice, Copenhagen, Berlin and Prague.

Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

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Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit by Steven Higashide
English | October 10th, 2019 | ISBN: 1642830143 | 184 pages | EPUB | 1.21 MB

Imagine a bus system that is fast, frequent, and reliable—what would that change about your city?

Ghosts of the Quad Cities (Haunted America)

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Ghosts of the Quad Cities (Haunted America)

Ghosts of the Quad Cities (Haunted America) by Michael McCarty, The Amazing Mark McLaughlin Kresk
English | September 16th, 2019 | ISBN: 1467141062 | 128 pages | EPUB | 1.70 MB

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline's Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents—the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport's City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf's Central Avenue. At Igor's Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant midwestern community.

Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat

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Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat

Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat by Mark Winne
English | October 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 1610919440 | 208 pages | EPUB | 1.19 MB

Look at any list of America's top foodie cities and you probably won't find Boise, Idaho or Sitka, Alaska. Yet they are the new face of the food movement. Healthy, sustainable fare is changing communities across this country, revitalizing towns that have been ravaged by disappearing industries and decades of inequity.