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A carefully curated selection of pertinent articles from the world of urbanism, technology & sustainability innovation.

  • Turin to run one-year MaaS trial – Cities Today
    Turin in Italy is calling for up to 1,100 residents to volunteer to take part in a one-year trial of mobility-as-a-service (MaaS). Source: Turin to run one-year MaaS trial – Cities Today – Connecting the world’s urban leaders
  • Citylab: These Families Wanted a Village, So They Built Their Own
    A new cohousing development in Madrid aims to serve as a model, where impromptu gatherings of kids and families are by design.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-06-23/how-cohousing-is-making-life-easier-for-families
  • Garden House: Inclusion in the Ecosystem | urbanNext
    With this small building the architects aimed to explore a semi-permanent structure that was conceived through the inclusion of the house in the site’s ecosystem…. Source: Garden House: Inclusion in the Ecosystem | urbanNext
  • Helsinki launches real-time crowding heatmap
    The colour-coded map which is updated every minute has been developed with software company Hypercell. Source: Helsinki launches real-time crowding heatmap – Cities Today – Connecting the world’s urban leaders
  • Leicester installs bee-friendly bus stops – Cities Today
    The City Council says the shelters will help to reduce the ‘urban heat island’ effect by capturing harmful particulates from the air. Source: Leicester installs bee-friendly bus stops – Cities Today – Connecting the world’s urban leaders
  • Ten peaceful Scandi living rooms that feature minimalist design and natural materials
    For this today’ss lookbook, we have picked ten Scandi-style living rooms from the Dezeen archive that showcase natural materials. Source: Ten peaceful Scandi living rooms that feature minimalist design and natural materials
  • Blue Bottle Coffee | Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka
    During our 2018 trip to Japan we spent a week staying in Meguro in a small house next to Ryūsen-ji Temple (目黒不動尊 瀧泉寺). Due to a variety of child-related stress factors, we were often in need of sanctuary and the Blue Bottle cafe, conveniently located on our route to the station, provided the caffeine-assisted relief …
  • Footsteps generate energy at UK rail station
    Two walkways made from ‘kinetic floor tiles’ have been installed at Leighton Buzzard train station. Source: Footsteps generate energy at UK rail station – Cities Today – Connecting the world’s urban leaders
  • Pandemic gives rise to Cities 4.0, where smart meets sustainable
    Twenty global cities have been named as ‘Cities 4.0′ in new research from ESI ThoughtLab – these are cities that are advanced in both progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in deploying digital technology and data effectively. Source: Pandemic gives rise to Cities 4.0, where smart meets sustainable – Cities Today …
  • Predicting a Comeback for Cities
    An argument for the long-term cultural and economic viability of the city, even after the pandemic. Source: Predicting a Comeback for Cities