UrbanizeHub Believes in People Shaping Cities for the People

UrbanizeHub’s project, People Shaping Cities for The People, concluded this November in Oradea. We are glad to announce that we had 35 speakers coming from sectors such as public administration, NGOs, EU Parliament or business. The aim of People Shaping Cities for the People was to empower the citizens to play a more active role …

Global issues – local solutions: Romanian start-ups

  Romania’s start-up industry is getting bigger, more topical and more visible. UrbanizeHub invites you to a new series of online events that we bring forward precisely to make great Romanian start-ups more well-known. Each country’s creativity and innovation potential becomes apparent through its start-ups and that’s also the case of Romania.  The campaign entitled …

The EU is humanity’s greatest achievement and cities are crucial for its future success

For many of us, Brexit has been a shock to the system. Very few saw it coming, and most still don’t know how to interpret it. To me personally, Brexit felt like having one of your 27 close friends stand up on the table, smash all the plates and glasses they could get their feet …

UrbanizeHub proposes 10 urban mobility solutions for an incubator in Vienna

Romanian start-ups that promote new ideas for improving the access to transport for European citizens could obtain 20 000 euros in order to launch a prototype of the solution they are working on, access to accelerator in Vienna and access to the ITS European Conference from Lisbon and also at the Demo Day Conference in …

Amsterdam – fewer parking spaces making room for green oasis

Amsterdam transit commissioner Sharon Dijksma announced that the number of people allowed to park in the city center will gradually decrease. At the moment, these people require a permit to access a specific space, but the cost of it will also rise in the near future. The proposed strategy is to reduce this number by 1500 …

How about car-free streets?

Focusing on sustainable mobility As a solution to heavy traffic in the center, followed by a lack of attractiveness in the central area, cities nowadays are turning their traditional streets into pedestrian thoroughfares, this way claiming city’s streets for people. Jane Jacobs, a journalist and great activist that influenced the urban studies of the 20th …

New insights into urban concentration and economic growth

Urban concentration, according to the dominant view, brings with it an array of benefits which include reductions in poverty, pollution and inequality. Apart from this, one of the most widely acclaimed one is economic agglomerations and productivity gains, which in turn, redound to faster and better national economic growth. The prevailing notion is that a …