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Clothes libraries in Sweden and England

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by Adrien Geneste | 11.29.11

In Sweden, almost one item of clothing out of two never sees the light while textile consumption keeps increasing. In order to stop this nonsense, four women created, during the Stockholm Fashion Week, the first clothes library.

Céline Meunier

Céline Meunier

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Mobility project manager | ARENE


Work spaces in the heart of railway stations

Work spaces in the heart of railway stations

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.29.11

Work spaces for nomadic workers in the heart of railway stations. This is the promise made by the SNCF (the French national railway company) and Regus, the world leader of flexible work spaces, when they concluded a partnership on Monday 21st November. Within two years, six of these centres will be created.

Dividing land: a nifty tool to make cities denser

Dividing land: a nifty tool to make cities denser

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.28.11

The young company Terra in Design is playing with the traditional concept of a real estate agency and offering land dividing solutions to proprietors in need of a little extra cash. With continually climbing land prices, a changing society, and an economic crisis, the approach is appealing.

Locomote simplifies the paths of public transport users

Locomote simplifies the paths of public transport users

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by Julien de Labaca | 11.23.11

After learning of the difficulties encountered by their friends in search of easily accessible housing, two developers took a stab at solving the problem with Isokron. Soon thereafter, the young entrepreneurs began tackling passenger information with their second creation Locomote, a route planner coupled with real-time passenger information.

Laurent Lebot

Laurent Lebot

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Designer | Faltazi agency


Paris within a second: the application that gives inhabitants of Paris real-time information

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

On November 16th, the city of Paris launched a new and free mobile phone application to give on-the-move inhabitants of Paris access to practical information. “Paris à la seconde” (Paris within a second) provides iPhone or Androïd mobile phone users with weather forecast alerts, information on unexpected closing of public places or highways, pollution peaks, electricity failures…

Children’s Streets: a unifying project to increase public awareness of green means of transport

Children’s Streets: a unifying project to increase public awareness of green means of transport

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

Children are users like any others. It is an obvious fact that car manufacturers have gotten hold of: more than 90% of mobility-related advertisements show four-door saloons and convertibles while less than 10% show bikes or public transport. In order to fight this damning assessment, the ARENE has been developing and supporting the “Bambini” project since June 2009 in the Ile-de-France region.

Delivery of goods: Paris experiments with a freight tram

Delivery of goods: Paris experiments with a freight tram

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Mobilicités | 11.21.11 | Quick Read

Since Monday, tramline 3 users have seen empty cars streaming pas them. The “TramFret” project launched by the city of Paris, the RATP, the STIF and Apur, is using certain conventional tramlines for freight transport.

Lyon celebrates ordinary heroes

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.18.11

The Greater Metropolitan Area of Lyon initiated in the summer of 2009 a project aimed at celebrating the initiatives of citizens working to preserve the planet. The project “Héros ordinaires” (Ordinary Heroes) is part of the Plan climat de l’agglomération (the Climate Plan of Greater Lyon), and is in partnership with the civic service association [...]

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