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Here they come (maybe): California weighs driverless cars on public roads

As urban mobility becomes a top priority for many cities, driverless cars and the technologies that make them possible are attracting a lot of attention from city leaders and planners. And rightly so. The technologies are evolving rapidly as car makers like Council Lead Partner Daimler company Mercedes Benz and tech giants like Associate Partner […]

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The bicycle back to be the symbol of the rising sun. But it’s like Uber.

[tags news, china] The way it works is simple enough in theory. Users download an app that tells them where to find a cycle, which they unlock by scanning a QR code on their phones or using a combination they are sent. Unlike traditional rental services, however, which require bikes to be returned to a fixed […]

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Atlas of Urban Expansion

[tags big data, milano] The Atlas of Urban Expansion, an open-source online resource with maps, satellite images, and data on spatial changes in cities around the world, has been revised and updated. Massive urbanization, accompanied by the rapid expansion of cities and metropolitan regions and the sprawling growth of megacities the world over, is one of […]

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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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Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for International Transport Networks

[tags climate change, adaptation] This report has been prepared to assist the work of the UNECE Group of Experts on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for International Transport Networks, in accordance with its agreed work programme and its main objectives. Although dated, the document comprehensively describes the issue of vulnerability in the transport sector, considering the […]

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Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Preparing for a Changing Climate

[tags climate change, resilience] Alongside the transition to a low carbon society, increasing infrastructure’s resilience to climate change impacts is a high priority to help protect the economy and its future growth. This document has been produced as a response to calls from industry – infrastructure owners, investors and insurers – for a Government vision and […]

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Graph theory and betweenness centrality can help assessing transport network vulnerability to climate change

[tags climate change, adaptation] Critical infrastructure networks, including transport, are crucial to the social and economic function of urban areas but are at increasing risk from natural hazards. he network metric of betweenness centrality, weighted by travel time, is shown to provide a rapid approach to identify and prioritize the most critical locations for flood risk […]

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CLIMA: PARTE CONSULTAZIONE PUBBLICA SU PIANO ADATTAMENTO

[tags climate change, adaptation] Al via la consultazione pubblica per l’elaborazione del Piano Nazionale di Adattamento ai Cambiamenti Climatici. Da stamani e fino al 28 febbraio, sul sito del ministero dell’Ambiente, è possibile rispondere alle domande di un articolato questionario, rivolto ai principali portatori d’interesse, sulla percezione degli impatti e delle vulnerabilità in materia di adattamento, […]

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Flood Risk in the road networks

[tags climate change, adaptation] Road networks are essential for economic, social, environmental, and security reasons. Road networks are therefore considered critical networks according to the consequences of their disruptions. Because of the time and costs required for rebuilding, sustainable and long-term planning is crucial therefore, the consideration of flood risk constitutes an important input for decision […]

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Moving Toward Climate Resilient Transport

Stakeholders and international institutions are producing with great excitement reflections and guidelines for the development of climate-proof transport systems. Mobility is the lymphatic system of world economy, of services for citizens and quality of life. It represents one of the Disaster Risk Management tool that amplifies the need for robustness. The WB document frames in […]

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Iran’s railway revolution

How the Islamic Republic is set to become the land bridge that connects the continents. read the article: http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/markets/how-islamic-republic-set-become-land-br8i8d8ge/

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Uber plans ride-sharing service to ease Dubai traffic

A new service by a global transportation network company could cut traffic, reduce pollution and make cab rides cheaper when it launches in the UAE. American firm Uber – inventors of a mobile app that uses your smartphone’s GPS to detect your location and connects you with the nearest available Uber driver – is planning […]

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video – TomTom HD Traffic- the best traffic information

watch the video: https://vimeo.com/146979258

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La Linea U sta arrivando a Roma

Un interessante esperimento a Roma: "Sono ufficialmente partiti i lavori della “Linea U”, il nostro esperimento di mobilità partecipativa pensato per il Giubileo. Accedendo al sito www.linea-u.it tutti gli utenti potranno contribuire in prima persona alla creazione della nuova linea straordinaria che servirà la Capitale a partire dal prossimo 10 dicembre." fonte: http://newsroom.uber.com/roma/it/2015/11/la-linea-u-sta-arrivando/

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This won an urban design award from an APA chapter in California

read more about the project: http://rcprojects.org/215vanburen/

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City of the future is closer, calmer than you think

The reality is the city of future is closer than you think, as tech companies and automakers floor the pedal on projects ranging from cars that drive themselves to apps that aggregate transportation options. Read the full article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/11/13/city-future-closer-calmer-than-you-think/75515032/

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Redesigning Roads: Taking a Look at the ‘Complete Streets’ Movement

The ‘complete streets’ movement is reshaping urban boulevards, small-town main streets and even rural highways. But there are still plenty of bumps in the road. read the full article: http://www.govtech.com/fs/Redesigning-Roads-Taking-a-Look-at-the-Complete-Streets-Movement.html tags: road

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Why apply the LEED ND mobility planning

An exemplary sustainable mobility strategy takes shape in the preliminary stages of planning, observing the territory, considering the aspects of climate change and the social and economic trends. Experience and competence are the best tools for mobility planning specialists to interpret phenomena and databases. The creative and the analytical aspects are elements of a recursive […]

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41 amazing public-space transformations captured by Google Street View

See this amazing photo gallery: http://www.techinsider.io/urbi-before-after-gallery-2015-8?utm_content=bufferb2caf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti Cities are built for humans. But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they’re made for cars. Especially in the world’s most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts more than 10 million residents — a third of the people travel […]

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Kings Cross—London’s Changing Landscape in Microcosm

If you want to see how London has changed, come to Kings Cross. The central London neighborhood, where The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are hosting the CityLab 2015 conference October 18-20, is an almost perfect barometer of the radical changes Britain’s capital has seen over the past two decades. Source: http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/10/kings-crosslondons-changing-landscape-in-microcosm/410668/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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Uber hits 2 million rides in Massachusetts for September

It’s no secret that Uber has become a ubiquitous part of Boston’s transportation options, but company officials say they’ve reached another big milestone that highlights the ride-hailing service’s growing prominence: Uber drivers provided about 2 million rides to Massachusetts passengers last month, setting a record for the company in the state. Uber revealed the number […]

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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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Is This Planned Ghost Town the City of the Future?

At the end of a six-mile road in a dry valley in southern New Mexico, researchers are building a first-of-its-kind testing ground for the future. Here among the cottonwoods and coyotes, they are creating a city designed to serve as a living laboratory for the latest in cutting-edge technology, such as goods-delivering drones and roads […]

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Park’s grooves bounce jet noise skyward

A park near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is designed to reduce jet noise for residents of highly populated nearby areas. Schiphol is the fourth-busiest airport in Europe and recently completed construction of its longest runway. source: http://www.hnsland.nl/files/CT_20140728.pdf

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European City Ranking | Best practices for clean air

A wide range of measures can be taken to improve air quality. We have selected nine categories of measures based on their potential to reduce particulate matter (PM10), which is a pollutant regulated under EU law, meaning that its concentrations are closely monitored and that the commitment to reduce these is a major motivation behind […]

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CARBONN | Climate registry

The world’s largest database on local and subnational climate action 115 Reporting cities which are Mexico City Pact signatories 504 Reporting cities registered on carbonn 163 Reporting cities which are WWF EHCC 2014-2015 participants source: http://carbonn.org/climateregistry/ source: http://carbonn.org/data/report/commitments/?tx_datareport_pi1%5Buid%5D=78

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Planning matters for the future of Palestine

Jerusalem, 20 February 2015 – An integrated approach to planning, across the whole of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), is urgently needed to support the sustainable development of Palestine, an international group of planning experts has said. The experts spent a week looking at the planning of Palestinian communities in the so called Area C, […]

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Connectivity and Public Transport

This articles illustrates an innovative analytic methodology that Systematica experimented within the awarded consortium for Moscow River Competition. Systematica focused the analysis in two main field of research: 1) connectivity of the road network and 2) public transport accessibility. These spatial qualities have been used to categorized and classify the different intervention areas and define […]

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Grimshaw Architects: progetti di tra

Grimshaw Architects è uno studio di progettazione di New York con sedi anche a Londra, Melbourne, Sydney e Doha. Attivo dagli anni Ottanta, nel corso di quasi quarant’anni di carriera si è spesso occupato del disegno di spazi destinati al trasporto e recentemente si è distinto per il progetto del nuovo Fulton Center a New […]

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Can low congestion and walkable urban context co-exist?

Many walkable cities experience road congestion at levels higher than their car-friendly counterparts. In a review of 74 cities, we compared Tomtom’s congestion index with car use. The results: more congestion equals less car use. It begs the question – why are we chasingcongestion solutions? read the full article: http://www.cityclock.org/congestion-paradox/#prettyPhoto

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Kutsuplus in Helsinki will make driving license useless

Ten years from now, transportation in Helsinki may operate very differently from the current system. The service will be run by transportation operators, through which the regular citizen can buy all they want with a click. This does not only entail public transportation within the city, but also carpool, taxi, a train ticket to Tampere […]

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Human app

An app designed to encourage exercise can also tell us a lot about the way different cities get from point A to B. The app, called Human, runs in the background of your iPhone, automatically detecting activities like walking, cycling, running, and motorized transport. The point is to encourage you to exercise for at least […]

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German town abolishes traffic lights and codes. Accidents are now almost non-existent!

In this fascinating public experiment, a German town wanted to see what would happen to traffic flow if they got rid of street signs, lights and other restrictions. The results are intuitive, but not what you would expect! Everything got safer and faster. Would this model hold true for other areas of infrastructure? Drivers must […]

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Cabin fever – FedEx and UPS have turned Memphis and Louisville into “aerotropolises”

AFTER most Memphians have gone to bed and before they switch on their coffee-makers, around 150 jets land at Memphis International Airport and take off again. They have no passengers—just stuff. A Boeing 777 jet may feel cramped to those sardined in coach class, but with all the seats and compartments stripped out it is […]

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Mobilità: in Europa si utilizza sempre meno l’auto

Gli automobilisti europei stanno modificando le loro abitudini d’uso delle automobili, riducendone l’utilizzo soprattutto per problemi di costi – il 79% presta grande attenzione al prezzo deicarburanti e il 74% ai consumi – senza per questo decidere di fare a meno di questo mezzo di trasporto. Il 67% degli europei sostiene infatti che possedere la […]

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India’s second longest (17 km) flyover opened to public in Mumbai

Mumbai: India’s second longest flyover will be made open to the public in Mumbai on Thursday. Almost 17 kilometre long, it is dubbed as India’s longest flyover in an urban area in Mumbai. The much-awaited Eastern Freeway being thrown open Thursday ahead of schedule, after angry citizens tired of braving potholed, congested roads, protested the […]

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Why Spend on Highways When Local Streets Are Empty?

That picture above? It’s a major local street near downtown Buffalo at rush hour. David Steel at Network blog Buffalo Rising says this situation should be a wake up call to reverse the region’s commitment to highways and long-distance travel at the expense of his city: This picture shows the height of the morning rush […]

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BIG Infrastructure: se non è super non funziona.

“BIG is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how […]

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ITS e smart mobility: è l’ora delle scelte

I Sistemi di Trasporto Intelligenti ( ITS ) svolgono un ruolo determinante per un uso più efficiente delle infrastrutture, veicoli e piattaforme logistiche e per lo sviluppo delle smart cities. Per l’Associazione Italiana della Telematica per i Trasporti e la Sicurezza una strategia nazionale per gli ITS dovrebbe identificare gli interventi di maggiore efficacia, rimuovendo […]

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Accordo Trenitalia-Snav, sconti sui biglietti treno-nave

Trenitalia e Snav promuovono l’integrazione fra treno e nave proponendo alla loro clientela speciali sconti sui biglietti ferroviari e navali. A beneficiarne saranno coloro che in estate raggiungeranno con le Frecce Trenitalia le stazioni di Napoli o Ancona per imbarcarsi sui traghetti o sugli aliscafi Snav diretti a Capri, Ischia, Procida, Sorrento, alle Eolie o […]

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Colombia Uses Public Transport To Drive Societal Change

The public transportation system in Medellin, Colombia, is one of the most successful in the world. It is successful for promoting not just environmental sustainability, but social equity as well. In 2012, it was named one of the top transport systems in the world by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a global […]

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Pubblicato il rapporto ISTAT mobilità urbana 2011

Nei comuni capoluogo di provincia la domanda di trasporto pubblico urbano nel 2011 diminuisce (-0,2% dei passeggeri trasportati per abitante rispetto all’anno precedente), mentre aumenta la domanda di trasporto privato (+0,5% il tasso di motorizzazione complessivo, +1,1% l’incremento dei motocicli). Le autovetture meno inquinanti rappresentano il 46,9% del parco circolante, in aumento del 9,4% rispetto […]

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Presto 30 km orari su un terzo della rete stradale di Parigi

Parigi fa sul serio: Dalle 70 zone con limite di velocità di 30 km / h si arriverà a 100 entro la fine del mese di giugno! Un terzo della rete stradale di Parigi sarà allora decelerato. Lo ha annunciato lo scorso Lunedì, l’amministrazione della città sottolineando la sua determinazione nel voler respingere il predominio […]

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