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The city as an organic living system

[tags big data] the pervasive availability of information, data and mobile sensors (often involuntary) unleashes endless possibilities for analysis and monitoring. Two examples (local and systemic) to approach the topic of big data as a vital tool of urban organisms. Source: http://www.oscity.eu/; http://cityos.io/ Mail priva di virus. www.avast.com

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Dubai’s new traffic signals reduce waiting time for pedestrians

Safer routes for pedestrians are being introduced in Dubai to encourage more people to walk and to help reduce accidents. The Roads and Transport Authority has completed testing of new pedestrian lights on Al Saada Street in Dubai International Financial Centre to reduce waiting times at crossings. Signals at key routes can spot the movement […]

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Holborn Tube to trial standing-only escalators for second time

A standing-only trial on escalators at a London Underground station is to be extended after an initial test resulted in improved passenger flow. During a three-week experiment in November visitors to Holborn station were asked not to walk on escalators between 08:30 and 09:30 GMT. Queuing was reduced and 30% more people used the escalators […]

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Main Street of Kyoto Develops into Pedestrian-Centric Space

An improvement project has been underway on Shijo Street in Kyoto City, the city’s most crowded street, since November in 2014. Under the slogan "Walking City: Kyoto", Kyoto City has been promoting the conversion of Kyoto from the existing car-centric city and society into a walking-centric one where pedestrians are given priority, with to aim […]

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Will This New Type of Crossing Signal Keep Pedestrians Safe?

The “yellow pedestrian border” is an intriguing fix—if not the ideal design solution. read the article: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2015/12/will-this-new-type-of-crossing-signal-keep-pedestrians-safe/420279/?utm_source=SFTwitter look the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v36WqQFiTpQ

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Walkability is about the experience

We are excited to see the high level of understanding in the Surgeon General’s Step It Up call to action last week, to promote walking and walkable communities. The Surgeon General noted, “Improving walkability means that communities are created or enhanced to make it safe and easy to walk and that pedestrian activity is encouraged […]

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Towards New Urban Mobility – The case of London and Berlin

The study demonstrates how London and Berlin have both seen a pronounced trend towards new urban mobility with considerable increases in walking, cycling, public and shared transport, as well as substantial reductions in car use and ownership. It reveals that less than one in six residents in each city display a strong identification with car […]

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New roundabout in Delft – Delflandplein

As part of a road diet, the Delflandplein roundabout was retrofitted in 2009 to accommodate the high-capacity roads and densely populated neighborhood of Voorhof. The intersection had been signalized with multilane approaches on all four legs. Now it’s a single lane roundabout, with a single approach and departure lane at each leg. It still allows […]

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What is the full cost of your commute?

At the link you will find Cost of Commute Calculator and datas. This app allows you to compare the costs of travelling by different forms of transportation in Metro Vancouver in a way that takes the broad impacts into account.These include both personal costs borne directly by the individual and costs borne by society at […]

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Iran Largest Bridge Inaugurates in Tehran

Tabiat bridge gives Tehrani people an opportunity to shake away their stress and exhaustion by just lingering their walk on the bridge and enjoy the marvelous view of whole Tehran. In the preliminary design, the bridge consists of a main body that crosses over Moddares highway. There are several walkways spreading through Talegani Park that […]

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Providence Will Transform Freeway Crossing Into Elegant Car-Free Bridge

Pretty soon, folks in Providence, Rhode Island, will be able to stroll casually over the Providence River on the same span once occupied by Interstate 195. Construction is set to begin in the spring on the Providence River Bridge, which will connect parks on both sides of the river. The bridge will take advantage of […]

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Space Syntax Tim Stonor – Christchurch 4 July 2013 PRESENTATION

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Wayfinding in retail – an exploration

Looking for a challenge I thought 2012 could be the year where I expand my brain a little and explore an area of wayfinding I have little working knowledge of. I have worked as a Wayfinding consultant for almost 5 years now and I’ve worked in areas including airports, rail stations, urban environments and hospitals, […]

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La linea retta è per chi ha fretta

Un gruppo di ricercatori italiani ha sviluppato un algoritmo che consente di generare itinerari in base agli scorci più suggestivi. Funziona grazie alle segnalazioni degli utenti e alle foto online su Flickr. La linea retta è per chi ha fretta: ecco le mappe online per scegliere i percorsi più belli e non quelli più brevi. […]

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Shanghai: Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge

Traffic circles may do their part to clear congested streets, but what about congested sidewalks? The newly finished Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge in the Pudong district of Shanghai forms an elevated public space where those on foot can stroll along a circular high line, far above the noise and commotion of city traffic. The raised walkway, […]

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Peninsulas and Public Spaces: The Pedestrianization of Istanbul

*The pedestrianization project in the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, Turkey, has created vibrant thoroughfares that has allowed the city to compromise between preserving culture and meeting the mobility needs of its growing populace.* Istanbul, Turkey, has stood at the center of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire. It has acted […]

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From traffic flow to pedestrian access: Shifting Mumbai’s parking policy

In a recent study, the International Energy Agency (IEA ) projected that the area required for parking in India if motorization trends continue as they are today will reach between 10,000 and 20,000 square kilometers (3,861 to 7,722 square miles) by 2050 – an area up to 35 times the current size of the entire […]

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There’s a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities

China has in the past 30 years become the most urbanized country that has ever existed. More than 450 million Chinese — 1 in 25 people on the planet – live in cities. At least 160 Chinese cities have more than 1 million people, compared to nine in the United States. In a decade, the […]

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Imago Bononiae (crowd simulation)

“Imago Bononiae” is a 3D real-time application focused on the interactive exploration of a large reconstruction of Bologna during the Roman age (1st century AD) where the user starts his journey. Using natural interaction devices, the visitor is immersed into a large and rich 3D environment populated by a virtual crowd: an artificial life layer […]

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Ecco il progetto di pedonalizzazione dei Fori Imperiali

Vogliamo procedere, entro i primi 100 giorni di mandato, alla chiusura al traffico e alla pedonalizzazione del tratto di via dei Fori Imperiali compreso tra via Cavour, angolo Largo Corrado Ricci, e piazza del Colosseo. Dopo l’intervento, lungo quel tratto di via dei Fori Imperiali transiteranno solo mezzi di trasporto pubblico, pedoni e biciclette. Per […]

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NIENTE AUTO A NEW YORK

New York. Park Avenue. Una di quelle strade che a occhio e croce diremmo tra le più trafficate al mondo. Magari durante l’anno ma non in agosto. La città di New York ha infatti deciso di chiuderla, a tutte le automobili, per tre sabati estivi, dalle sette del mattino all’una del pomeriggio. Newyorkesi inbici in […]

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The Most Advanced Directional Sign on Earth

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Nasce la zona a traffico pedonale privilegiato

Nasce l’isola ambientale – denominata “Zona a traffico pedonale privilegiato” – tra corso Como e Porta Garibaldi, che interessa viale Pasubio, via Maroncelli, via Quadrio, il cavalcavia Bussa, via Tazzoli, via Speri, via Bonnet, via di Tocqueville, via Massimo D’Azeglio, via de Cristoforis, via Rosales, viale Monte Grappa (tra piazza XXV Aprile e via Melchiorre […]

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NYC Wayfinding – Progettato da Pentagram

Nuove pannelli informativi per New York, progettate dai maestri di grafica e infografica Pentagram. Leggi la descrizione del progetto e vedi tutte le immagini a: http://new.pentagram.com/2013/06/new-work-nyc-wayfinding/

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pedonalità Kuala Lumpur

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coda in spazio urbano

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