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Transforming the City

 

Hello,

 

Here, I will be posting and commenting articles – mainly in English and in French – that I find interesting and useful in illustrating way cities are transforming themselves to become “smart”.

More specifically, I’ll be looking for stories that speak to the way cities working internally as municipalities, with regional & national government, with service operators, with suppliers of software (Apps) and hardware (IoT) solutions … to overcome obstacles, to achieve efficiency and to deliver real value to their inhabitants and visitors.

 

If you want to send me an article that you have come across that does this, please do so and I will publish it here. My email address is: jonathan.woods@eukalypton.com

Lyon – trottinettes électriques: faire payer les opérateurs

↑  Rien que pour les trottinettes électriques, la redevance devrait rapporter à la ville de Lyon 300 000 euros. Excellente initiative de la ville de Lyon pour un encadrement commercial des nouveaux opérateurs de mobilité urbaines.         par C.F.  -  le 21 août 2019...

Smart City dangers

↑  Smart city concept - smart cities This article speaks to the concomitant risks to security and privacy that come with connecting and sharing data in cities             by  Nicholas Fearn  -  21 Aug. 2019 Are smart cities a disaster waiting to happen? Urban IoT...

Safer Streets for Toronto

↑    Streets should be designed for the safety of all travellers. (Emily Taylor for Sidewalk Labs) This article looks at plans to "design" safety into Toronto's streets based on a set of design-for safety principles. It does indeed stand to reason that the...

MaaS needs to be made Gender-Sensitive

This article looks at the ubiquity of sexual harassment and the high percentage of women who have had a negative experience on city streets and takes this problem as something that MaaS should address to deliver a superior city mobility experience to all users...

What does Behavioral Economics tell us about our mobility decisions

↑  Behavior change by design: The power of choice architecture (Source: shutterstock_460267384) This article looks at some of the more irrational aspects of our mobility decisions      by Robert M. Häusle  -  27 July 2019 What does Behavioral Economics tell us about...

Bike-Share Funding increase in House Bill Proposal

↑  Photo: Wash Cycle This article shows how new forms of individual urban mobility need increasingly to recognised as part of - and integrated into - the broader public urban mobility provision. House Bill Proposes Big Jump in Bike-Share Funding    by Angie Schmitt ...

Can city regulations app-dispatch car services better?

↑   The app-dispatch industry has become enormous very quickly. The number of daily trips has soared from 80,000 at the beginning of 2015 to 720,000 in the first five months of 2019. (iStock)   It stands to reason that regulations must evolve to take into account...

Concentration in the Autonomous Driving space

This article written by a specialist, Marc Amblard, shows how the many initiatives to develop autonomous driving solutions have a long payback perspective at best and how this is leading to concentration of the existing players.        by Marc Amblard  -  24 July 2019...

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