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Rotterdam’s Crowd-Funded Pedestrian Bridge

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by Jeroen Beekmans | 01.05.12

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) and Rotterdam-based architecture firm ZUS have launched the project I Make Rotterdam, a spectacular temporary pedestrian bridge between the city’s Central and the North districts that will be financed through crowd-funding.

Greater Geneva: an economic and social project at the heart of innovation

Greater Geneva: an economic and social project at the heart of innovation

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by Robert Spizzichino | 12.16.11

The Greater Geneva project represents an economic and social challenge for that area spanning France and Switzerland. The aim is to set in motion again a process that will stimulate job creation in the French part and strengthen residential services in the Swiss part. Innovative activities should find their place in that territory.

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.

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.

In San Francisco, parklets take over public space

In San Francisco, parklets take over public space

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.05.11

Sidewalk cafés, giant jardinières, fountains, playgrounds for children, patches of green, bike parking areas… For the past few years, the city of San Francisco has been undergoing a strange urban transformation. Through the Pavement to Parks program, the Great Streets association gathers together architects, artists and landscape gardeners endeavoring to convert parking spaces and unused patches of tarmac for the benefit of pedestrians.

Winners of HI-MACS Design Competition invent tomorrow’s street furniture

Winners of HI-MACS Design Competition invent tomorrow’s street furniture

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.02.11

In June LG Hausys selected eight finalists in the fifth edition of its Hi-Macs Design Competition. Over 500 projects were submitted to the jury as part of the 2011 edition dedicated to street furniture.

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.

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.

Smart street furniture in Paris: the winners of the call for projects are finally unveiled

Smart street furniture in Paris: the winners of the call for projects are finally unveiled

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by Elsa Sidawy | 06.12.11

Paris Region Lab and the City of Paris on June 7th presented winners of the Intelligent Furnishing Call for Entries launched last November. “There is a need for creativity and renewal in the field of furniture. To open up the game we opened Paris’ public space,” Jean-Louis Missika, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of innovation, revealed at a recent press conference.

QR codes on building permits in New York

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by Adrien Geneste | 05.31.11

The New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on February 22nd the launch of a program incorporating QR codes, short for quick response, on all building permits issued by the city.

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