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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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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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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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