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Archive for October 2011

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

GéoCar is reinventing carpool commuting with employee clusters

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.28.11

“When you talk about carpooling in a company, 90% of the employees run the other way.” For Benoît Reynaud-Lacroze, prejudice against carpooling is fierce. The most crippling aspect of carsharing? Having uncertainty as to how to get home. A negative that the start-up Ville Fluide is trying to remedy with GéoCar, a solution for commuting between home and work.

The Ride: A spectacular tourist bus in New York

The Ride: A spectacular tourist bus in New York

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.28.11

Over the past year, a sightseeing bus of a new genre has emerged in New York. Passengers who board “The Ride” must prepare for a new experience. While comfortably sitting on seats facing a huge window, they can, as in a theater, enjoy the various shows available to them along their journey through the Big Apple.

Daniel Walsh

Daniel Walsh

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Director | New York Mayor’s office of Environmental Remediation


Romainville inspired by vacuum waste collection system

Romainville inspired by vacuum waste collection system

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Le Monde | 10.25.11 | Quick Read

On Saturday 15th October 6,000 inhabitants from four areas of Romainville were present at the inauguration of the first vacuum waste collection service in France. In total, 106 collection points have been installed at the foot of buildings in order to collect the household waste and recyclable packaging from these 2,602 apartments.

In Belgrade, a solar-powered device charges mobile phones for free

In Belgrade, a solar-powered device charges mobile phones for free

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.24.11

In order to find a solution to this everyday problem, students from the University of Belgrade invented the Strawberry Tree after two years of research. Installed in the Obrenovac public park in October 2010, the device enables users to charge their mobile phones for free within ten to fifteen minutes.

A musical bench sets the tempo in the city

A musical bench sets the tempo in the city

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by Adrien Geneste | 10.24.11

Designed by Michael Shoner, a German architect, and exhibited for the first time in 2008 in Amsterdam, the Boom Bench is first and foremost a factor of sociality.

The Haute Gironde region will try dynamic carpooling coupled with public transport

The Haute Gironde region will try dynamic carpooling coupled with public transport

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.21.11

The territory of the Upper Gironde will experiment from now until the end of November with a new real-time ridesharing service to meet the objectives of its Climate Plan and promote intermodality. A difficult task for a predominantly rural area split into 65 municipalities where 90% of trips under 5 km are made by car and public transport is rarely used.

New York is betting big on the rehabilitation of its brownfields

New York is betting big on the rehabilitation of its brownfields

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.19.11

New York wants to clean up some 3,000 abandoned lots throughout the city which for the most part are polluted. In order to restore the land, the municipality has set up an operation to revive the neglected but highly coveted land and thus promote local development.

Exclusive: release of the 2011 index of the most innovative cities in the world

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.19.11

The Australian agency 2thinknow released today the results of its fifth annual “Innovation Cities Index”. Like last year, Boston is top of the list of the most innovative cities in the world, among the 331 cities that have been observed (versus 289 in 2010). Paris loses its second place and comes third after San Francisco. [...]

Olivier Le Gal

Olivier Le Gal

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Project head | Mu


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