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Mathieu Monnet

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Hungarian cities go geothermal

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.30.10

Mannvit Engineering has been chosen by the Hungarian cities of Miskolc and Szentlörinc to implement an urban thermal heating system. It will have a power of 40 MWth in Miskolc, one of the biggest cities in the country, with around 200,000 inhabitants.

Networks that are saving cities from asphyxiation

Networks that are saving cities from asphyxiation

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.29.10

Cities cover less than 1% of the earth’s surface. Yet they are inhabited by 50% of the world’s population, which unsurprisingly greatly increases their carbon footprints. Since 2006, experts from the Internet Business Solutions Group at Cisco have launched, along with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Connected Urban Development program with the goal of reducing emissions of the world’s largest cities.

Free transport in Aubagne: why it works

Free transport in Aubagne: why it works

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.28.10

Since May 2009, Aubagne in the Rhone delta made public transport free for all. This social innovation required a strong political will but was especially allowed thanks to the increase in the Payment Transport. Discussion with Andre Sinet, deputy mayor of Aubagne in charge of transport.

The gardens of Versailles launch a multimedia tour

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.28.10

Orange and the Château of Versailles have joined forces to develop multimedia tours that cover the opulent grounds of Le Nôtre. In October 2009, 200 users first tested their new application “Versailles Gardens” developed for the iPhone.

Manga: an original and innovative variant of the tourist leaflet

Manga: an original and innovative variant of the tourist leaflet

Tourism | No comments

by Elsa Sidawy | 07.27.10

Julia has just been stolen of her horse and goes explore the Bresse countryside with her two friends, in search of her faithful battle steed. The young heroes go through the most famous places in the area and meet picturesque characters. Here is for the story framework. As for the pictures, they are inspired from the manga universe.

The “mobilistes”, a humane and positive approach to mobility

The “mobilistes”, a humane and positive approach to mobility

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by Rémy Lombard | 07.26.10

“Many resources are invested in mobility. Although we rarely ask the question whether they are being truly utilized”, explains Christian Werderer, director of the agency Inx. Given this discrepancy, the firm has developed the Inx mobile observatory, with the organization Pôle Véhicule du futur. The observatory hopes to understand mobility in its fundamental sense for members of the public and private sector.

A line to part the streets of New York between tourists and hurried pedestrians

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.25.10

The Improv Everywhere organization, familiar with spectacular actions in the New York public space, has just invented the “tourist lane” or how to create a surprise in a megalopolis where pedestrians often walk at high speed.

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Alice Moura

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A self-service solar station to recharge telephones and computers

A self-service solar station to recharge telephones and computers

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.23.10

Both a public bench and an electric charger for common small devices, the Sun Station has the advantage of supplying free energy in all exterior public places, like bus stops or parks. The advantage for the community is therefore social, economic and also ecological.

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