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Richard Florida

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Geneva’

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.

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.15.11

Is ridesharing the butt of entrenched prejudice? Its ability to reduce nuisance has been known for a long time but single car drivers are not ready to let go of their individual cars yet. With the boom of new technologies, players in that field are technically ready to shift to second gear and are developing what are known as dynamic car sharing solutions. Companies and local authorities, which are more skeptical, are experimenting this new service with sometimes-mixed results. Let us explore the mysteries of dynamic car sharing.

Marseille is getting revved up for dynamic carpooling

Marseille is getting revved up for dynamic carpooling

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.06.11

A new arrival in France, Green Monkeys is shaking up traditional carpooling. After experimenting in the Geneva area, the service, which is focused on home-office commuting, is descending upon the city of Marseille and claims to offer what is missing today in traditional carpooling: reliability and flexibility.

A Geneva application to encourage public debate about development projects

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by Elsa Sidawy | 04.03.11

The Geneva cabinet of architecture and urbanism Darius Golchan has developed an iPhone application that allows citizens to voice their opinions on development projects and management plans of the canton of Geneva. Interactive, the application pdcom.ch provides access, via a map, to various ongoing projects. As of now, Lancy is the only town currently [...]

The smoke whisperer

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by Elsa Sidawy | 08.23.10

An apartment overlooking a busy street can quickly become a living hell in big cities, especially since the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. In Geneva, the nightclub Petit Palace decided to take the lead in initiating a whisperer.

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