People

The movers and shakers of urban living

People are the heart and soul of the green urban development movement. Urban dwellers have turned into smart city experts, transforming their cities into sustainable living spaces which ensure a high-quality of living despite rapidly growing populations. People for smarter cities come together to create grass-roots movements, raise awareness, pool resources, and collectively shrink the impact cities have on the environment. People are the brains behind new concepts and the visionaries that foresee a world that creates no waste. The driving force for change, smart city people are the future.

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The San Francisco waterfront is integral to the city’s identity, and its ongoing development is the responsibility of people like Dan Hodapp, Senior Waterfront Planner & Urban Designer, Port of San Francisco. URBAN HUB talks with Dan about his unique experience over the past 24 years.

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It has never been easier to improve mobility. We often think of mobility in terms of tall buildings and transportation, but it is also important in many smaller-scale settings, such as libraries or schools. And now, there’s a solution that specifically addresses the needs of your own home.

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How can NGOs effectively lobby for energy efficiency? Through education and outreach or activism? The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) focuses on policy change and partners with industry thought leaders who provide them with know-how and real-life examples of the benefits of energy efficiency.

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Meike Niedbal, Head of Business Development at DB Station & Service AG and Project Lead Smart Cities, discusses how current trends are leading to a revolution in mobility, and how urban public transportation can improve quality of life for all demographic groups.

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