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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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Sostenibilità, approvato il Protocollo ITACA per le aree urbane

l nuovo protocollo, rivolto ai pianificatori degli enti pubblici e agli operatori coinvolti nello sviluppo o nella trasformazione di aree urbane, è in grado di misurare il livello di sostenibilità energetica e ambientale degli interventi dall’isolato alla città. Gli interventi volti alla riqualificazione della città implicano il superamento dei soli aspetti legati al recupero edilizio […]

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France officially opens world’s first solar panel road

France’s Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal has officially opened the world’s first solar road this week with one kilometer and 2,880 solar panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche. Now the country is waiting to see if the road, built with construction company Colas‘ Wattway technology, will live up to the hype surrounding the clean energy experiment. The road […]

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MILLENNIALS PREFER CITIES TO SUBURBS, SUBWAYS TO DRIVEWAYS

Millennials are the social generation, both online and in-person. As the founders of the social media movement, they’re never more than a few clicks away from friends and family. And offline, they prefer to live in dense, diverse urban villages where social interaction is just outside their front doors. Breaking from previous generations’ ideals, this […]

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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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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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IPCC Report on CC : Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning

The IPCC Working Group III assesses all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing activities that remove them from the atmosphere. The WGIII contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report "Mitigation of Climate Change" has been accepted by governments and published online in April 2014. See mitigation2014.org […]

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Street patterns and public space in urban areas

The urban form is closely related to the design of the roads. Especially in small towns carve more road infrastructure that water circuit. Moreover the extension mileage of the road network there are other interesting metrics that can be assessed, one is the percentage of road affected surfaces (extension * section) that introduces the topic […]

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‘Accessibility in Cities: Transport and Urban Form

LSE faces with technical expertise some fundamental correlations of sustainable worldwide mobility . First of all is in the shape of the city the guide of the structure of mobility. The urban density (compact city) is a good indicator to analyse the use of energy (and therefore sustainability) of mobility. It also lists some useful […]

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Urban Metabolism Researches

PhD candidates David Quinn and Daniel Wiesmann, who’ve built an interactive web-mapping tool that lets you explore the “urban metabolism” of major U.S. cities. The map includes data about cities’ and neighborhoods’ energy usage (kilowatt per hour per person) and material intensity (kilo per person) patterns. You can also view population density. source: http://urbmet.org/ other […]

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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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ARCHITECTURE AND COMMUNITY

Strelka Talks. “Architecture and Community” by Reinier de Graaf from Strelka Institute on Vimeo. — “The Community” might be the most frequently used term over the last 50 years of Architectural and Urban discourse. For decades, “the community” has served as a legitimization for anything from Team X to New Urbanism, from Celebration to “vancouverism”. […]

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Not so grim up north-west

Urban renewal (2)Not so grim up north-west A hub for mining and heavy industry tries to reinvent itself Jan 11th 2014 | BAIYIN | From the print edition [image: http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/images/print-edition/20140111_CNP004_1.jpg]Dark, satanic Nonferrous Metals Group FOR decades after Baiyin’s largest mine opened in 1956, the city’s state-owned behemoth, the Baiyin Nonferrous Metals Company (BNMC), was China’s […]

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New frontiers

Urban renewal (1)New frontiersThe fate of China’s economic reforms will be determined locally. Our first article looks at a wealthy city near the coast; our second, at a poorer one inland. Jan 11th 2014 | FOSHAN | From the print edition [image: http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/images/print-edition/20140111_CNP001_1.jpg] THE furniture market in Foshan claims to be the biggest in the […]

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Cities Today – Newsletter, 16 January 2014

[image: Cities Today – Connecting the world's urban leaders] *Newsletter* 16 January 2014 São Paulo to introduce its first fleet of fully electric buses *15 January 2014* Nick Michell Urban Development Urban Mobility [image: The 12.2 metre BYD Battery-Electric Bus] São Paulo is preparing to roll out its first fleet of fully electric buses in […]

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L’eco-villaggio al cento per cento dove cibo ed energia sono a «km 0»

Ci vivranno 240 persone in 60 abitazioni. «Caso unico nel mondo» VICOFERTILE (Parma) – C’è un grande prato verde dove nascono speranze cantava Gianni Morandi. Il prato verde di Giovanni Leoni, 52 anni, imprenditore agricolo parmense con una rivoluzionaria idea in testa e un progetto che a mesi diventerà realtà, sono i 28 ettari sui […]

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Just 1 in 4 European Cities Fully Prepared for Climate Change

*Seven out of ten European cities have no formal plans to adapt to climate change and one in three cities have no plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to new research.* The shocking news comes from research by Diana Reckien of Columbia University in the US and 11 European colleagues published in the journal […]

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timelapse

Watch the world change over the course of nearly three decades of satellite photography http://world.time.com/timelapse/

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NYC’s Disused Subterranean City Hall Station

There are many amazing ghost stations across the world, but New York City‘s long-disused City Hall subway station is arguably one of the most striking. Opened amid much fanfare on October 27, 1904 as the grand southern terminus of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) on what was originally known as the Manhattan Main Line, […]

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Fortuneteller

Database di passate previsioni future. Merita assolutamente una visita: http://www.foresightinhindsight.com/ Realizzato dagli studenti dello Strelka Institute (Mosca) e team AMO.

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50 creatives ideas for better cities

The Omnibus is all about ideas. From the beginning, Urban Omnibus has been a showcase of good ideas for the future of cities, conceived in the public interest and tried and tested in the five boroughs of New York. So, we have decided to surface some of the ideas that have appeared on Urban Omnibus […]

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the AGILE landscape project

The following plan and rendering illustrate the use of the permanent stainless steel track embodiment of the track and sled technology (patent pending) to create an agile streetscape that replaces the traditional fixed bench with movable chairs. In addition, tables (not shown) can be mounted to the system to add even more choice for the […]

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Siemens to build Vienna’s “smart city”

Siemens is to start building a “smart city” in Vienna which will be one of the largest urban development projects in Europe. Together they are supposed to explore ways of optimizing resources by integrating interactive communication systems, power grids and building systems. The 38.6 million Euro budget project is due to be located in Aspern, […]

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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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Unbelievable “nail houses” in China

In China, a “nail house” is a home whose resident refuses to leave in order to make way for new construction. Builders have to elaborately construct around it, often leaving behind an eyesore so awesome that it’s almost a sculpture. Here are some of the most famous examples of nail houses. visita la galleria fotografica: […]

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ITDP Debuts a LEED-Type Rating System for Transit-Oriented Development

Last week, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy released the first draft of a new scoring system that should help identify what really deserves to be called transit-oriented development and what is merely car-centric development pretending to be TOD. ITDP hopes the system will function as an international standard for transit-oriented development — a […]

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MONZA: IL PARCO SULLA GALLERIA

Monza, luglio 2013. Nasce il nuovo progetto di riqualificazione ambientale proposto dall’architetto paesaggista Andreas Kipar. L’opera in oggetto prevede la realizzazione di un parco di circa quattro ettari sulla galleria urbana della SS36 a Monza, con una piccola strada a due corsie, una per senso di marcia, con transito e piste ciclabili laterali. La presenza […]

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Il Boulevard Périphérique di Parigi compie 40 anni

Quella parigina è l’autostrada urbana più frequentata d’Europa. Quando fu completata, nel ’73, era un monumento. Oggi una condanna quotidiana per migliaia di persone. http://lastampa.it/2013/04/27/esteri/la-peripherique-compie-anni-tra-mito-inquinamento-e-rumore-S6JMIi25Y2QVnbA4HxgbOJ/pagina.html http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2013/04/25/a-40-ans-peripherique-parisien-beaux-jours-devant-lui_n_3152309.html

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