Smart Mobility

What’s smart about sitting in traffic, missing your train? Urban mobility, however, can be smart, and increasingly it’s the person on the street making the difference. People fed up with congested cities, are innovating smart mobility with new mobile technologies and intuitive apps which integrate public transportation, better infrastructure, and car sharing. Plus, smart mobility puts green at the top of the list – whether it’s electric cars or more bike lanes. All in all, smart mobility solutions create less congestion, better access to public transport and cleaner air. Smart mobility – a good move for the future.

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Heavy-duty escalator beauties

In an age that raises the bar on mobility solutions for urban residents with solutions ranging from self-driving taxis to e-scooters, one stalwart continues to keep people moving: the escalator. URBAN HUB looks at ten high-traffic escalators that urbanites rely on to rise to the occasion.

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Next level urban mobility

23.07.2019

As the world’s population increasingly settles in metropolises, urban public transportation needs a plan. Many mobility innovators are disrupting how we think about commuting in cities. Successful solutions will thrive on offering choices, many of them networked, electric, and shared.

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Futuristic transportation for cities

26.06.2019

Just as standardized containers revolutionized freight transport, a revolution in passenger transportation is coming. Futuristic solutions already in development will define urban mobility in the years ahead, especially if they can all work together to provide a seamless, stress-free user experience.

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Unusual urban pathways

05.06.2019

Urban planners and architects can’t afford to take a single square meter of urban space for granted. Not only can buildings and parks innovate and changes urban spaces, but also new ideas for sidewalks and bike paths. URBAN HUB sets out to investigate unusual pathways.

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Leadership in work safety

25.04.2019

Safety at work must be ensured. Laws are passed, inspections made, and forms filled out. A Q&A talk with Luis Fernández de Vera, a key figure in workplace safety at thyssenkrupp Elevator, reveals good communication and hands-on action provide the key ingredients for safety.

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Cruise ships teach cities

02.04.2019

Cruise ships are sometimes called floating cities, but can you really compare the experience of 8,000 passengers and crew to that of heavily populated urban settings? Yes, because they offer a great model for using space wisely and constructing the built environment to meet the needs of people.

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Industrialization of MULTI

21.02.2019

Uwe Winter is responsible for the industrialization of MULTI – that is, making it into a viable product that will redefine the possibilities of building design. In an interview, he discusses the challenges and opportunities that MULTI faces on the market.

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