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TRACKING THE FUTURE OF CITIES

Unstoppable Growth: Istanbul’s Decent into “Chaos”

“The ecological limits have been surpassed. The population limits have been surpassed. The economic limits have been surpassed. If you ask me where this will lead….chaos.” (Mucella Yapici, Istanbul Chamber … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cable cars reach new heights in Bolivia’s capital

 By: Giles Constantine for Eye on Latin America Bolivia is now home to the world’s largest urban cable car system, connecting two of the world’s highest major cities, and transforming … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mega public-transport projects: What’s the effect on social sustainability and equality?

By: Pierre Herman While there’s no doubt we need more and better public transport, we must be aware of the way it impacts not only on the liveability of a … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Commuting by public transport boosts happiness levels, reduces anxiety: The Times

By: Pierre Herman I’ve recently written about the connection between living in cities and our happiness. It’s an area I’m particularly interested in. If we take an earnest look at … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Should urban bike-sharing systems be financially self-sustaining?

Paris’s partnership with media company JCDecaux has turned Vélib into one of the most profitable bike-share systems. Some say it’s the model to follow. By: Pierre Herman It’s perhaps not surprising … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bike-sharing boom invades Greek cities

With the blessings of mayors and the enthusiasm of cyclists, 2013 has seen urban bike-sharing flourish across Greece. “In most municipalities the acceptance was beyond our imagination.”

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The changing face of European cities

If there’s a place where the face of inner-city transport is slowly changing for the better, it’s Europe. Progressive cities here (most notably Zurich, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and others) are challenging … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

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