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The “Latin America Green City Index”


In a visually stunning and remarkably detailed 2010 report prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist magazine and Siemens AG, an expert advisory panel ranked 17 major urban centers of Latin America utilizing an eight category green city index. The index categories include: … Continue reading

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U.S. and Canada’s best city flags


In another nod to Flag Day, an interesting survey of the top 150 city flags from around the United States is available to view at this weblink. Personally, I would have chosen Denver, St. Louis, and Wichita as first, second and … Continue reading

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Some future icons of North American cities


Two weeks ago Progressive Blogic listed many of the historic and modern icons of North American cities. Below are a few structures that are proposed or under construction that will likely become iconic upon their completion. Canadian Museum for Human … Continue reading

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Modern icons of North American cities


Gateway Arch (1965) – St. Louis Milwaukee Art Museum (2001) – Milwaukee Monona Terrace (1997) – Madison Space Needle (1962) – Seattle Cloud Gate (2006) – Chicago Keeper of the Plains (1974/2006) – Wichita Guggenheim Museum (1959) – New York … Continue reading

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Historic icons of North American cities


Parliament Hill and Peace Tower (1927) – Ottawa Statue of Liberty (1886) – New York City Independence Hall (1753) – Philadelphia Halifax Citadel (current form, 1856) – Halifax Jefferson Memorial (1943/47) – Washington, DC The Alamo (1718) – San Antonio … Continue reading

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