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A piano on Santiago’s metro steps encourages users to take the stairs

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.30.10

In Santiago Chile, private enterprises, in collaboration with the local subway provider, have proposed a melodious means to encourage users to take the stairs rather than the escalator.

Beijing 798 Space, a former factory converted into a bustling cultural place

Beijing 798 Space, a former factory converted into a bustling cultural place

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by Richard Zelong | 04.30.10

Located in the Beijing suburb, the 798 Space is now bustling with the most original contemporary art experiments. The disused shops were actually gradually occupied by numerous cultural organizations and artists attracted by the easy access and unique Bauhaus architectural style.

Are cities saving bees?

Are cities saving bees?

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.29.10

In rural areas, bees are in fact victims of disappearing wildflowers overrun by excessive monoculture, the harsher climate and use of pesticides. The bees find refuge in the cities, where they readily forage the flowers of parks and gardens, thus promoting the necessary pollination of plants.

An artistic project to transform the city into a place for collective creation

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.29.10

The artistic project “VillesAllantVers” is a participative and changing creation offering to make inhabitants actors of their cities and not mere spectators anymore.

European cities with the most traffic

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.29.10

TomTom, a leading global provider of navigation solutions, has released rankings of the 59 most traffic-congested cities in Europe. By compiling the speeds of millions of users of its navigation tools, the Dutch enterprise established that Brussels was the most congested.

“I’ll meet you at the crossroads!”

“I’ll meet you at the crossroads!”

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.26.10

By implementing the “Tigard Neighborhood Trails Plan“, Tigard Neighborhood Trails Plan,” the city has found a novel way to promote walking and cycling. The idea is to encourage and facilitate access to passages that shorten citizens’ commutes.

The futur of public transportation with private cells

The futur of public transportation with private cells

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by Dave Owsen | 04.26.10

Public transportation will feature diverse options depending on the needs of people and businesses. This design replaces bus systems with a more efficient and private “Cells” that also provide incentive for small business shipping and service industry distribution.

The Eiffel Tower is wearing green for the year of biodiversity

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.25.10

For springtime, but especially for the international year of biodiversity, the Eiffel Tower is sheltering during the months of April and May a temporary garden of over 400 m2 showing the local Paris flora. Tourists will be able to discover these predominantly yellow and white vegetables: Saint-John’s-wort, milfoil, wallflower, box, birch… Definitely urban, this garden [...]

Jean-Baptiste Minchelli

Jean-Baptiste Minchelli

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A Device for Understanding and Anticipating our Cities’ Architecture

A Device for Understanding and Anticipating our Cities’ Architecture

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.24.10

SARA is an application, developed by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI). It has been touted as the world’s first to virtually penetrate the heart of buildings

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