Issue No. 13 | 2019

News of tomorrow

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05.07.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Are Smart Cities The Next Great Disruptor?

From Boston to Bangkok, cities are unveiling plans to link fiber optics, light rail lines, automated vehicles and 5G networks in a seamless grid of always-on mobility. However, not everyone is on board with this movement.

Lightyear One debuts as the first long-range solar-powered electric car

Electric cars are better for the environment than fossil fuel-burning vehicles, but they still rely on the energy grid, which can be variously dirty or clean depending on what sources it uses. So why not simply collect the power you need directly from the sun?

A Big Master Plan for Google's Growing Smart City

What happens when a group of high-profile urban thinkers, capitalized by the vast wealth of a tech goliath, snags a parcel of public waterfront in a major North American city as a sandbox for their ideas? One outcome just became clearer.

Cities organize in the face of scooter data controversy

It seems fitting that e-scooters - which have generated both hatred and adoration since the moment they appeared in cities - have become the battleground for a debate over how data is collected and used by cities and private mobility companies.

Circular cities of the world: what can green infrastructure do?

Two thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. Many people living in small areas means large amounts of waste, high resource consumption and loads of energy use. We can combat these issues with the ideas behind the circular economy.

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