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Which are the largest cities in Britain?

Demographics Britain England’s North Sheffield: Is this Britain’s third city? (Hint: No.) Image: Mick Knapton/Wikimedia Commons. The other day, over on that Twitter, I was invited (no, really, I was) to help settle an argument: how big is Sheffield? A

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The urban face of migration: three quarters of the migrants in England and Wales live in cities

Demographics Migration In Peterborough, more than half of residents are migrants. Image: Opportunity Peterborough. According to new figures released last week by the ONS, net migration – which stands at +330,000 for the year ending March 2015 – is now at the highest

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Drowning in Data, Cities Need Help

When I was an urban planning student at the University of California, Los Angeles, more than 30 years ago, my area of concentration was known as the “built environment” — the bricks and mortar, the form and design of the

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Do cities need one more hackathon?

These days apps4Europe (http://www.appsforeurope.eu) is ending. In the last 3 years apps4Europe tried to redefine the dynamic of hackathons making them more effective resulting in more and better apps putting into practice concepts such as the Business Lounge. This is

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PMI Panel Explores Open Data as a Tool for Performance Management

Back in 2008, when I embarked on my first city government job after college, the big technological advancement was that cities were beginning to accept online job applications. Now, it seems cities everywhere are not only embracing technology but getting

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