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In Caracas, mimes ease traffic tension

In Caracas, mimes ease traffic tension

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by Olivier Genevois | 11.07.11

Venezuela’s capital Caracas plans to manage its traffic flow in an unusual fashion. In addition to traffic police, 120 mimes dressed up as clowns were sent into the city’s streets. Their role? Curb the risky behavior of pedestrians and drivers, not by force or repression, but through silence.

An experimental store for the visually impaired

An experimental store for the visually impaired

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.02.11

The Institute of Vision and the Casino Group opened an experiment supermarket in May. The goal? Make the lives of two million visually impaired French citizens a bit easier and open a real store next year using the innovations that are presently being tested.

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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.

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.

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.

In Strasbourg, the bike hire scheme is not just a fad

In Strasbourg, the bike hire scheme is not just a fad

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.18.11

In Strasbourg, cycling is very popular. About 10% of daily trips are made by bike – which is a national record. Last year, the Alsatian capital took the plunge when it decided to set up Vélhop, its own bike hire scheme (BHS). The goal is to reach 20% by 2020.

The digital city: a driving force behind innovation

The digital city: a driving force behind innovation

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.11.11

Does the extensive development of information and communication technologies contribute to stimulate innovation in cities? Contributors to the round-table discussion entitled “The digital city: a driving force behind companies and citizens?”, which took place during the Cities’ Conference organised by the AMGVF (Association des Maires des Grandes Villes de France: Big French Cities’ Mayors Association) on September 28th in Paris, tried to answer the question.

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