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Albanian Mayor Curbs Pollution With Data and Children's Help

As mayor of Tirana, Albania, Erion Veliaj has introduced alternatives modes of transport to the city’s traffic-clogged streets and made the public a full partner in the process.
November 18, 2016, 7am PST | PabloValerio | @pabl0valerio
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“Kids are fantastic when it comes to being a mayor’s advocate,” he said. When the city organized days without cars, closing most of the city to traffic, the only people who got excited were the kids, he said. The adults protested. [...] the transformation was so successful that when the city opened up one of the main squares to traffic again after a series of public events had closed it to vehicles, the people who had protested the initial closing, now protested its opening.

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Cities of the Future
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