During the Sharing Cities Summit 2018, cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Montreal, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, and Vienna agreed on a Declaration of Principles and Commitments of the Sharing Cities.
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Organized by Fira de Barcelona at its Gran Via venue, the event is the largest to date, with over 840 exhibiting companies, 700 attending cities and a 31% increase regarding exhibition space, occupying two pavilions for the first time.
November 1, 2018, 10am PDT
Nico Larco presents a TEDx Talk on the impacts AVs will have on cities, including impacts on land use, land valuation, and the environment. AVs are more than just a transportation issue, and planners need to prepare for the coming changes.
October 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Renderings of Dutch trains imagine a variety of seating styles for a variety of activities, including working, socializing, and relaxing.
October 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The ability of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to ban cars from the Seine Quays was at stake.
October 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
It's well known that an electric vehicle is only as clean, from a greenhouse gas perspective, as the electricity it consumes to power it. A new study finds that the electricity used in the manufacturing of car batteries also must be considered.
October 20, 2018, 5am PDT
France is considering a congestion charge for several of its largest cities, modeled after congestion charges in London, Singapore, and more.
October 19, 2018, 7am PDT
The common refrain is that transit is just better in other countries. However, the reasons why are more complex than initial impressions allow, providing important lessons for the United States.
October 4, 2018, 12pm PDT
Volvo gained attention last year by announcing it would stop making new internal combustion engine models. Now it plans to electrify its 2020 truck models as well. A demonstration program will be launched in Southern California next year.
October 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Germany's automotive industry and Chancellor Angela Merkel are increasingly worried about the economic effects of court-sanctioned diesel driving bans to improve air quality, as enacted in Hamburg last May. Four more cities are likely to enact bans.
October 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
A Siemens tram is carrying passengers now, but the project remains a pilot as the tram is not commercially available.
October 1, 2018, 6am PDT
Transit ridership has surged in other countries but lags here in the United States. The possible reasons for this are varied as are proposed solutions for improving American transit systems.
October 1, 2018, 5am PDT
Nearly three-quarters of the population agreed that the federal government should promote cycling.
September 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Alstom's Cordia iLint trains, promised since 2014, are on the track.
September 22, 2018, 5am PDT
The furnishing giant's concept imagines an app-summoned fleet of "living rooms on wheels" delivering everything from groceries to health services.
September 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
Vertically integrated mobility as a service options can offer great benefit to users, but unless cities create the right framework, it could stifle innovation and competition, as well as making the playing field too difficult for small companies.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
August 24, 2018, 5am PDT
When allowing a crowd to decide the name of something important, make sure to add a layer of self-control.
August 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
At least 39 people died when the Ponte Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy during a storm on Tuesday. The cable-stayed bridge is part of a viaduct on the A10 toll road that goes to France, operated and maintained by Autostrada per l'Italia.
July 15, 2018, 11am PDT
At the NATO Summit in Brussels last Wednesday, President Trump charged that Germany was captive to Russia because of its dependence on Russian natural gas, and a new, controversial pipeline from Russia to Germany will exacerbate its dependency.
July 13, 2018, 6am PDT
The Brookings Institution released the Global Metro Monitor 2018 report this week.