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A/D/O is a 23,000-square-foot creative community hub devoted to “exploring new boundaries in design, and [providing] a home for pioneering work and a forum for interdisciplinary debate.” Read more: A/D/O: BMW MINI launches 23,000-square-foot creative hub in former warehouse in Greenpoint | Inhabitat New York City

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Most tech startups are currently affecting urban environments without substantially effecting the most significant urban problems such as affordable housing, education and efficient public transport. It seems this is about to change, thanks to several startup hubs, incubators and accelerators that actively target urban issues by supporting young enterprises focused on urbanism.

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While the basic helmet may keep your cranium covered, it’s probably doing little more than that. Newer “smart helmets” combine modern features with protection, but the latest from Brooklyness may offer an experience like no other. The Classon bike helmet is designed to improve safety and visibility with gesture-activated turn signals, automatic brake lights, blind […]

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In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists released a report, “Where We Ride: An Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities,” which gleaned insight from the Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey. Among the many data points about growth, cyclist demographics and more, the League discovered that from 1990 to 2012, bike commuting had grown fastest in […]

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In 16 years, if all goes as planned, New York City will no longer send any trash to landfills. That includes the million-plus tons of food waste the city generates every year. But, like other cities that are trying to recycle organic waste, New York faces a challenge: there aren’t yet enough places to take […]

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Coders stayed up all night at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. With just 24 hours to build something meaningful, it was no easy task. But four gentlemen met at the event and decided to build an app that could help keep homeless people off the streets and give them the […]

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MINI and HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, announced the names of its first cohort of the URBAN-X startup accelerator program–and St. Louis’ CTY was on the list. Led by CEO Tara Pham and CTO Martin McGreal, the “analytics for places” company is the maker of a plug-and-play urban analytics sensor called Numina.

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Meet Stae, a New York-based startup that wants to make cities and tech startups work together. Major cities are getting denser and facing bigger challenges. And yet, innovation is coming from private companies. These companies are starting to have better insights about how a city works compared to local governments.

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Riding a bike in the city is a little like being a gazelle on the lion-infested Sahel: You never know when some fanged beast is going to sneak up behind you and decide you’re lunch. It can be a rush — but it can also be terrifying, especially in spots where you have no option but […]

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