Ideas

Smart ideas for smarter cities

Is it any wonder that there are a lot of smart ideas for smart cities? That may be because a smart city is – by definition – an ideas city: a city built upon past or current ideas, as well as upon openness to future ideas: to future city ideas. Smart city ideas are often participatory: urban connectivity schemes like a better biking infrastructure or multi-directional elevators. And ideas for making the smart city smarter immediately become part of the public domain, texted to friends, discussed on social media, flash-mobbed by supporters, and analyzed at the neighborhood rooftop garden.

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The growing availability of new technologies and tools is changing jobs in urban construction, architecture, planning & urban services. Part 2 in this 3-part URBAN HUB series continues to examine the evolution of the urban workplace through digitalization.

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Children are citizens of the world, yet are rarely treated as fully-fledged members. And when it comes to shaping their environment, they aren’t given a place at the planning table. Organizations are trying to change that by helping bring children’s ideas for better cities to the drawing board.

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The digitalization of workplaces is already in process. But what has happened so far is only the start. In the first of a three-part series, URBAN HUB looks at some of the challenges, changes and opportunities that urban workers are facing on the frontlines of digitalization and the future of work.

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The bikes have it. On the road, in the bike lane, making a delivery or bringing the kids to school. Urban residents have embraced cycling, changing the way we get around. And bike design gives thanks to this new found devotion with an adaptive and modern line that addresses urban bikers’ needs.

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