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Sustainability Through Exchange

Sustainability Through Exchange

🕔14:12, 28.Mar 2014

Tamás Mátrai spoke to David Vitezy, CEO of Budapest’s transport authority BKK, about consequences of the global financial crisis, the smart city and what Budapest has learned from London, Milan and Paris. What are the main transport challenges and trends

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“We want to democratise public space…”

“We want to democratise public space…”

🕔13:45, 28.Mar 2014

Jilmar Tatto, Municipal Secretary for Transport of São Paulo, Brazil, talks to Thinking Cities’ Daniela Stoycheva about his and his city’s needs to make the best possible use of the available space. Polis recently met with Jilmar Tatto, the Municipal

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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

🕔13:35, 28.Mar 2014

Before stepping down from his position as Transportation Commissioner, Gabe Klein (pictured) transformed the City of Chicago into a “customer-focused agency that is a national leader in technology, multi-modal innovation and sustainable design that consistently makes a positive impact on

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Smart Cities and the Technology of Walking

Smart Cities and the Technology of Walking

Michael Scott 🕔12:34, 26.Mar 2014

For more than a century, automobiles have been the preferred method of transportation in the U.S., providing an efficient means for getting us from place to place. In response to the expansive, sprawl-based development that has characterized the growth of many metropolitan

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The smartest show on Earth

The smartest show on Earth

🕔17:30, 20.Mar 2014

Kevin Borras caught up with the human whirlwind that is Joyce de Winter, product manager of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014, to ask what visitors can expect in the way of innovation. For the fourth week of March, the RAI Convention Centre

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The smart city: what lies behind the slogan?

The smart city: what lies behind the slogan?

🕔15:53, 20.Mar 2014

The term ‘smart city’ has gained a lot of traction over recent months, with endless streams of so-called industry experts preaching the benefits of going smart to just about anyone who’ll listen. But what lies behind the buzzwords? Do citizens

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Laying the foundation of a smart city

Laying the foundation of a smart city

🕔15:46, 20.Mar 2014

The term “smart city,” like the term “smart grid,” is amorphous. It grows. It changes. It engulfs other ideas through a type of groupthink osmosis.  But, within our brains, that fuzzy little smart city concept revolves around more intelligent technology

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Do transportation apps compromise safety?

Do transportation apps compromise safety?

🕔16:31, 29.Jan 2014

The first time I fired up Waze — the hot new traffic navigation app that’s generated lots of buzz and lots of money — I immediately had two thoughts: This thing is incredibly useful, and it’s incredibly dangerous. My first

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For bus riders, real-time arrival data is more important than better service

For bus riders, real-time arrival data is more important than better service

Emily Badger 🕔17:01, 24.Jan 2014

The wait for the bus is the worst wait. It’s worse than the wait to get to the front of the checkout line at Trader Joe’s – there at least the endgame is within sight. It’s worse than the wait

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Bringing markets to meters

Bringing markets to meters

🕔17:24, 7.Oct 2013

Finding a parking space is not a process that most people associate with pizzazz or innovation. Many things have evolved about the way that people drive over the history of the automobile, but finding a place on the street to

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