Urban living labs as key instruments in sustainable city development

Given the impact of urban lifestyles in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and the fact the global urban population is expected to double within the next decades, we need to design and develop sustainable cities both to stay within planetary boundaries and to enable a good life for billions of future urban residents. Today’s sustainability …

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 …

The Green Promise to Financing Sustainable Cities: Green Bonds

Sustainalytics has been a key player in the green bond markets worldwide by supporting municipalities, governments and multinational companies accelerate their sustainability agenda and investment ambitions and align them with globally accepted market standards for sustainable development and green finance such as Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines, and Climate Bonds Initiative. …

Urban Talks: Cars vs. People – Is your city ready for the future?

What is the difference between a city that is oriented towards people and one that is built for cars? Is the change worth it? Which one represents the future better and what is the current trend? Plenty of people believe that autonomous vehicles are the wonder that can solve all of mankind’s future urban problems. …

Will future cities be built using 3D printed construction tech?

We live in an incredibly and progressively changing world. The built environment is certainly not an exception. With the rapid progress in technology, it is no longer a surprise that homes can just come out of a computer, printed and downloaded. And presto! The house you have been dreaming for all your life is just …

Welcome to the waterworld! First ever floating city to rise in French Polynesia

A floating city with its own governance, currency, and semi-autonomous infrastructures and institutions at a first glance sounds eccentric and even crazy for some people. But as Isaac Asimov puts it “yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s science of fact.” Building cities in waters is a mere figment of imagination many years ago. Today, what appeared …