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10 golden rules for designing sustainable cities that benefit their inhabitants

10 golden rules for designing sustainable cities that benefit their inhabitants

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.30.10

“Our Cities Ourselves: 10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life” shows that cities, from Beijing to New York can meet the challenge of rapid population growth and climate change while improving their competitiveness. The study focuses on urban transport, which it emphasizes should not be designed alongside, but rather as an integral part of a city.

A radar system rewarding good drivers in Stockholm

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.30.10

In 2009, the car manufacturer BMW launched a worldwide campaign on the theme of joy and a competition to make this concept a reality of urban citizens’ daily lives.

The Milanese read on the tram

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.29.10

Since the end of September, the Milanese have had free access to a preview of recently published books when riding two of the city’s tram lines.

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Tangible results of Melbourne’s pedestrian plan

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.26.10

Melbourne developed the Active Edges Policy code to make its streets more attractive to pedestrians and revitalize the downtown.

The Cleveland Clinic launches a mobile sports coach

The Cleveland Clinic launches a mobile sports coach

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Medicitynews | 11.26.10 | Quick Read

The Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with three of the biggest sports teams in Cleveland, Ohio, has launched the application “Let’s move it!” as part of a campaign of the same name, to encourage citizens to engage in physical activities and use the sports facilities in the city.

Strasbourg is at the heart of urban mobility

Strasbourg is at the heart of urban mobility

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.26.10

On November, the organization Véhicle du Futur organized the Mobilis meetings. During the conference, George Lammoglia, president of the Franche-Comte and Alsace division of competitiveness, and François Loos, vice-president of the Alsace region, looked back on the various innovations introduced to the territory in urban mobility.

A man using Lego to repair buildings

A man using Lego to repair buildings

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.24.10

Jan Vormann is a man who never lost his inner child. An artist inspired by the street, he launched several projects worldwide to seal cracks, repair the angles of walls, and add his note of color to buildings, old and new.

Paris wishes to make its urban furniture interactive

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.24.10

The Paris Town Hall has published a request for proposal, called “Intelligent Urban Furniture”, aiming at enabling inventors and firms to test their innovations in the Paris public space.

Trees to fight against delinquency?

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.23.10

Trees can limit drivers’ speed, be used as educational tools in San Francisco and even reduce the crime rate of a city. These are the conclusions of a survey conducted between 2005 and 2007 by the United States Government Department Of Agriculture Forest Service.

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