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What makes the world go around? Innovative technology. And in mobility, building, energy and manufacturing, especially green innovations are changing how people interact with and shape their environment. Technology innovations are lighting the path to the future, allowing us to imagine cities where LED can illuminate traffic patterns and wearables direct us to the closest hospital or where city-sponsored bikes share lanes with electric cars. New innovative ideas disrupt old patterns, opening the door to new thinking and energy-saving solutions like “lean manufacturing” or “green-roofing”. It keeps us on the move and in the right direction – to sustainable living.

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Deane Simpson: aging populations

The elderly population in many regions around the world is increasing. How does that impact architecture and urban planning? Professor (and architect) Deane Simpson has been researching this area, especially the impact of the emerging “Young-Old” on the construction of buildings and communities.

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Urban apps for change

28.08.2018

People are getting more involved in their cities. Once upon a time, they signed petitions, wrote letters, or protested to create change. Nowadays, urban apps and smart cities collaborative platforms are what city-dwellers use to access and impact the urban decision-making process.

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Brazil’s Internet of Things

11.04.2018

Brazil has launched an ambitious strategy “The Internet of Things: an action plan for Brazil” that has unleashed a new wave of local innovators and projects and encouraged tech companies to set up shop in Brazil. The country is now poised to make its mark in the world of the Internet of Things.

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Getting ahead with digitalization

09.04.2018

Many companies and end consumers feel that digitalization is something they have to “adapt” to, but this is a very feeble response. Particularly for businesses. When paired with urbanization, digitalization is a unique opportunity to innovate and create new solutions for a better tomorrow.

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Drone delivery takes flight

17.01.2018

Drone delivery. The idea has been buzzing around – particularly fueled by the race by retailers to be the first. So how soon will delivery drones take to the skies? Urban Hub looks at the hurdles that remain and the prospects for smooth sailing for drone deliveries in the future

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Life with elevator enhancers

04.12.2017

The Baudet family of Paris recently moved to Hong Kong – into a residential skyscraper built in the early 2000s. They love their new home, but they’re bothered by long waits to catch an elevator. That situation changes, however, when the building owners install an innovative elevator enhancer.

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Beating the heat

01.09.2017

When city temperatures rise, people look for ways to stay cool. A new breed of technologies seeks to augment, optimize, and even replace traditional air conditioning – simply by modernizing sustainable methods used for centuries. URBAN HUB looks at some clever ways to beat the heat.

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