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The future is electric

The future is electric

🕔17:19, 8.Apr 2014

Rotterdam has embarked on a new phase of electromobility as Lutske Lindeman and Arjan Orange, two of the project’s main protagonists, explain to Ivo Verhoef. Electric transport plays a prominent role in Rotterdam’s sustainability and climate ambitions. In this respect,

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Electric avenue

Electric avenue

🕔16:11, 8.Apr 2014

Denis Naberezhnyky and Ben Godfrey discuss the integration of electric buses with the electricity distribution network. A Thinking City can mean different things to different people. A Thinking City could be described as a city where the use of limited

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The living street

The living street

🕔15:04, 8.Apr 2014

What if today you could see what your street will look like in 2050? Daniela Stoycheva takes a peek into the future. In 2012, a group of 25 volunteer ‘front runners’ from the Ghent Climate Alliance (Gents Klimaatverbond), all with

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How to make a good cycling city even better

How to make a good cycling city even better

🕔14:44, 8.Apr 2014

When a group of international experts reviewed Örebro, Sweden, as a cycling city earlier this year their conclusion was: “There are no reasons not to cycle in Örebro”. But even a good cycling city can become better – Per Elvingson

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The organogram of a city

The organogram of a city

🕔15:00, 7.Apr 2014

Is information management the key to more efficient cities, ask Richard Shennan and Colum Crawford The conversation about making cities more efficient is often centred on the design, construction and operation of the physical infrastructure and services, and indeed it

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Accounting for progress

Accounting for progress

🕔20:51, 28.Mar 2014

Larry Yermack looks at the key factors that are shaping urban transportation systems in ‘smart cities’.  He explains why account-based payment systems are essential, and how, over two decades ago, the EZ-Pass electronic tolling system pointed the way to the future

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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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