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Year in Review 2008: Best in Cities

As we look forward to the new year, we've also reflected on the old, and rediscovered some of the great events, innovations, interviews and debates that 2008 had to offer. For the next week, we will be sharing our picks from the Worldchanging team's best work from the last 12 months. Come back each day for a new collection of posts on topics from climate change to transportation, energy to health and society.

Today's Topic: Cities

Image credit: Kimco Redevelopment Group

By enabling solutions like bus rapid transit, district heating and product service systems, the dense, compact communities found in cities allow us to pool our resources and work together to collectively improve our quality of life. In the past year, we saw lots of new solutions for making cities even better with the help of inventions that help us live well while living close together. Below is a collection of our best posts on cities from 2008:

Design and the Elastic Mind
By Matthew Waxman
April 14, 2008

Highlights from the 7th EcoCity World Summit
By Holly Pearson
April 28, 2008

Cities of the Future, Today
By Alex Steffen
May 2, 2008

Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis
By Robert Katz
May 5, 2008

BIMstorm: Honing Bureaucracy, Giving Urbanism an Edge
By Justus Stewart
May 6, 2008

Recovery Parks, Free Geeks and Plasma: Vancouver Debates Zero Waste
By Julia Levitt
July 1, 2008

The Future of Shopping Malls: An Image Essay
By Morgan Greenseth
August 6, 2008

Eric Lombardi's Zero Waste Park
By Julia Levitt
August 25, 2008

Connected Urban Development: Green Tech for Cities
By Scott Smith
October 6, 2008

Using ill-fated buildings for art in Seattle
By Sarah Kuck
October 15, 2008

Urban ReVision: Envisioning a Sustainable City Block in Texas
Worldchanging Team
December 10, 2008

This piece is part of our Year in Review series. Use the following links to view more of our favorites from 2008:

Best in Climate Change

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hey, i think this shd be on your top city stories:
Why? Because it's great. And I wrote it. Happy new year.

Posted by: mc on 9 Jan 09

uh... der... never mind, you listed in the best in transportation section. i'm an ass.

Posted by: mc on 9 Jan 09

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