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The European project Links: for sustainable and attractive urban centres

The European project Links: for sustainable and attractive urban centres

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.29.11

European cities are under supervision. Initiated by the city of Bayonne, the Links project, part of the European programme URBACT, is designed to find ways to combine historical cities’ ancient heritage with sustainable development challenges.

The city of Murcia offers car drivers to swap their cars for lifelong season tickets

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by Adrien Geneste | 07.28.11

In order to encourage users to take its brand new tramway, the Murcia (Spain) city council, launched an innovative initiative offering people to have access to this means of transport for free and for life.

The Sol-Violette of Toulouse, an engine of economic solidarity

The Sol-Violette of Toulouse, an engine of economic solidarity

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by Adrien Geneste | 07.27.11

Inaugurated on May 6th in Toulouse, and designed with the aim of encouraging a society of responsible consumption, the Sol-Violette, the new ethical local currency, is already making waves.

Périgueux provides a map of cool places

Périgueux provides a map of cool places

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.25.11

Local authorities of Périgueux are currently working on an original document designed for inhabitants of the Périgord and tourists: a map showing the “cool places” where you can go in case of a heatwave.

Cedissia De Chastenet

Cedissia De Chastenet

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Spokesperson for Sustainable Development towards Urban Planning | City of Paris


Navigating the past and present with one’s body as the only tool

Navigating the past and present with one’s body as the only tool

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.22.11

Since 1999, the city of Rennes has been working to construct a 3D model of the city. Today, the project Forward to the Past is a 3D model of Rennes which users can navigate through time and space using their very own body.

White label website and application to signal damage to public space

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.21.11

After BuitenBeter in The Netherlands, Fix my Street in England and Léon in France, the firm Pixel Iris is now providing “Le problème de ma rue” (The problem in my street) web platform and iPhone application, which enable citizens concerned about their environment to note down the problems that have occurred on public highways and inform the appropriate local service.

City One Minute: discovering cities of the world though videos

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.19.11

See the heart of cities of the world through their inhabitants’ or tourists’ eyes. Thanks to a great number of 60-second videos made by artists, the City One Minute website enables us to discover urban life in hundreds of cities by choosing a time of the day.

Cities of the future will be dense, green and interconnected

Cities of the future will be dense, green and interconnected

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.19.11

Thirty years from now, almost 5 billion people will be living in about thirty megalopolises. This is why the city of the future represents everyone’s fears and raises legitimate questions. The prospective report “Cities of the future, future of cities”, made by Senator Jean-Pierre Sueur, questions tomorrow’s cities. Here is a quick introduction to Sueur’s report, which presents a summary of the challenges that we will have to take up in future and an outline of the envisaged solutions.

In Lyon, water from parking garages is used to cool a theater and irrigate landscapes

In Lyon, water from parking garages is used to cool a theater and irrigate landscapes

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Servir le public | 07.18.11 | Quick Read

In Lyon, a company that manages parking garages wanted to create a positive environmental impact for structures that have many negative ones. Lyon Parc Auto thus introduced a novel method to make use of the water pumped under its underground parking lots.

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