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Welcome to Urban Logic’s new website!

Welcome to Urban Logic’s new website!

It’s taken longer than we imagined, but finally our WordPress website is ready for primetime. Please let us know what you’d like us to add, fix and collaborate on! ….. The site is still very much “in beta test mode,” so please excuse the punch list items and let us know anything you’d like us […]

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Banking on Altruism

Fear is Fake Collateral, Rugged Individualism is Bankers’ Mythology In his May 2013 TEDxHayward Talk entitled Adjacencies Revealed, Urban Logic’s founder shared thinking that developed in dialogue with Dr. James Doty and Dr. Daniel Martin of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research (C-CARE) that could build stronger banks and bank customer user experiences. Bruce CahanBruce Cahan is CEO and co-founder […]

State-Owned Banks: why just after a crisis?
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State-Owned Banks: why just after a crisis?

In Colonial America, states issued their local currency so as to achieve independence from the banking and bankers of the Old World in Great Britain and Europe.  Today, the Bank of North Dakota formed in 1919  is all that remains of the state-owned bank tradition. In response to 2008′s Credit Crisis, U.S. taxpayers pumped $608 […]

Istanbul: before the next earthquake
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Istanbul: before the next earthquake

Istanbul sits smack on top of some of the Earth’s most active seismic faults.  A city of nearly 14 million, the risks of repeating past earthquakes exceeding 7 in magnitude, threatens rich and poor alike.  Current USGS projections, show the vulnerability maps, with devastating clarity. The geology of how this region formed explains what is happening […]

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