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Swimming is back in town (it’s still summer!)

Among other natural elements, water surely is one of the most appreciated in cities – or even a symbol, as the famous “Jet d’Eau” (water-jet) in Geneva. The activity of...

August 21st, 2017

How cities deal with the climate change risks

According to the non-profit organization “100 Resilient Cities”, urban resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a...

July 10th, 2017

When nature inspires tomorrow's urban techs

Without knowing, you are surrounded by technologies inspired by nature. Biomimicry is bringing on a new industrial revolution, introducing “an era based not on what we can...

May 12th, 2017
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How bad policies on public housing have worsened the global housing crisis

Cities are growing faster than the economy in many countries, which often results in large slums at the outskirts...

September 8th, 2017
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The high cost of free parking

Our cities are too often built around cars, especially in the US where each public or private building must make...

September 4th, 2017
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Californians don’t want to drive anymore

The United States suffer from a car-oriented design of their cities, which are not really adapted for bikes and...

August 21st, 2017
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Is there a “Green effect” for Uber in Paris ?

Since May 2016, Uber launched “uberGREEN” in Paris, enabling its users to choose hybrid or electric vehicles for...

July 10th, 2017
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Climate change will be worse for big cities

And most of all, it will be (very) expensive. This is the main highlight of the study published in the Nature...

July 4th, 2017
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US cities can be bike-friendly too

What is a bike-friendly city? For sure, a city that invests in bike infrastructure or develops an efficient bike...

June 27th, 2017
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Cycling is definitely good for your health

If you feel lazy about going to the gym, you can still do good to your body by getting active in your everyday...

May 12th, 2017
Facts & Figures

Why Green Bonds are the future of finance

First of all, you may ask: but what is a green bond exactly? A green bond is the same as a traditional bond in...

May 22nd, 2017
Facts & Figures

Mapping the New Urban Crisis

Cities are mirrors of our society and its evolutions. Cities are places where everything is condensed, including...

May 12th, 2017
Facts & Figures

About the impossibility to own your home in US cities

Will it be impossible to become a homeowner in the city where you live? The trend in the US already shows the...

April 12th, 2017
Facts & Figures

Keep calm and honk - here are the most congested cities in the world

Tired of being stuck in traffic jams every morning? The situation is much worse in other parts of the world. The...

April 18th, 2017
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Harder, Better, Faster: what are the world’s largest subway systems?

If London has the oldest underground system, and New York the greatest number of stations – 425 actually, and more...

April 23rd, 2017