Issue No. 14 | 2020

News of tomorrow

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17.07.2020 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

How Berlin is mapping a course for innovation

Since Berlin was named the capital of the newly unified Germany in 1990, it became a magnet for creativity when people from all across Germany and Europe flocked to the city. Here's what makes Berlin unique and especially appealing to start-ups.

COVID-19 and the city: The future of pandemic-proofed buildings

From the temporary breakdown of global supply chains to the hollowing out of once bustling city streets, COVID-19 has caused a seismic change in the way we navigate our urban environments and will reshape the urban landscape for years to come.

How drones and aerial vehicles could change cities

Drones, personal flying vehicles, and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. These aircraft have the potential to change our cities. However, they need to be tested extensively in urban airspace.

These are the 10 smartest cities in the world for 2020

The IESE Cities in Motion Index 2020 ranks the 10 smartest cities in the world. Berlin is the highest placed German city in the ranking, coming in at no.7. Its best performance is for mobility and transportation, human capital and international projection.

Vienna establishes climate protection areas

Austrian capital Vienna has enacted the first three “climate protection areas” last month. Areas are identified based on their ability to supply energy needs and at least one additional renewable energy or waste heat heating system must be feasible.

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