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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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Educational apps for kids

Games can open new worlds to children and deepen an understanding of the skills needed to build, create, and innovate. Children can use virtual tools and digital technology to visualize buildings and new cities and work out the solutions needed to create them. Perfect training for future urban planners.

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Beautiful designer escalators

18.07.2019

Escalators can become things of beauty when architects incorporate them as eye-catching highlights of interior design. Urban Hub explores malls, administration buildings, hotels, museums, and other public attractions around the world to find some of the most beautiful designer escalators.

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Preparing for Globalization 4.0

02.05.2019

Every year, the world’s movers and shakers gather in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum to discuss what’s been happening in the world – and what’s going to happen. This year, the topic was Globalization 4.0. But what does that mean? One takeaway: Training and education will be key.

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Smart homes & Smart cities

08.02.2019

Smart homes use technology to make life better for people in their homes. Smart cities use technology to make life better for communities. Is there a connection? There will be. Smart homes are increasingly seen as the next frontier in the continuing evolution of all cities into smart cities.

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Mariza delivers home solutions

16.01.2019

Mariza Fraser has years of sales experience across many continents. Now, as Senior Sales Manager at thyssenkrupp Home Solutions UK, she brings innovative stair and home lifts into people’s homes. Her team just won a big in-house award. URBAN HUB talks with Mariza about the secret of her success.

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Deane Simpson: aging populations

18.10.2018

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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