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New paths for the roads of tomorrow

Transportation news feeds are filled with tech innovations and new start-ups willing to improve our daily mobility. But infrastructures are also changing; new materials and...

October 23rd, 2017

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
Facts & Figures

Some US cities are now more unequal places than Mexico

Measuring inequality is often difficult as urban inequality data is mostly unavailable. Some figures and trends...

October 23rd, 2017
Facts & Figures

Measure your level of transportation access thanks to your address

Is your neighbourhood well-connected to public transit? TransitScreen, the service that provides real-time...

October 23rd, 2017
Facts & Figures

Global liveability has improved for the first time in a decade

The past decade was a troubled one: global financial crises, terrorist attacks and civil wars logically made a lot...

October 23rd, 2017
Facts & Figures

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
Facts & Figures

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
Facts & Figures

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
Facts & Figures

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
Facts & Figures

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
Facts & Figures

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
Facts & Figures

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