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Tuesday 27 June 2017

The pot that grows: an accessory to facilitate the work of the urban gardener

The pot that grows: an accessory to facilitate the work of the urban gardener

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.02.11

A flower pot that grows by itself. This is the latest concept in vogue for busy urbanites, proposed by a start-up created in September.

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.

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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.

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.

London’s transport system is transformed into a massive playground

London’s transport system is transformed into a massive playground

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by Adrien Geneste | 11.18.11

And what happens when a public transport network becomes the scene of gigantic team games? Inspired by the principle of Fun Theory, which suggests that environmentally responsible behavior can be encouraged through attractive infrastructure, Chromaroma invites London Underground users to participate in an eco-citizen turf war.

Nantes imagines tomorrow’s green city

Nantes imagines tomorrow’s green city

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.17.11

A modern-looking henhouse in the Graslin square, a tunnel greenhouse along the Erdre River, pile beehives right in the middle of a roundabout… These extravagant ideas are at the core of an urban prospective project called “Ekovores”, which has been imagined by two industrial designers from the Faltazi agency in Nantes. A virtuous programme that Nantes, which is preparing to become the green capital of Europe, is having a close look at.

An accessory for using touch screens without removing gloves

An accessory for using touch screens without removing gloves

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.16.11

Anyone who has walked the streets of Amsterdam in winter knows that wearing gloves is not a fashion statement. Chi Dang, an Australian-born designer finishing his studies in Europe, felt this first hand. With the increasing presence of touch screens in our daily lives, a solution for gloved fingers is becoming more pressing.

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