Urbanization

As the world moves away from an agarian economy, industrialization and new technologies are increasingly drawing more citizens to urban centers. Now in the early 21st century, the mega-city is born. Urbanization, a trend which shows no signs of abating, will remarkably change the way we live, work, and interact in our communities. While we cannot reverse the trend of urbanization, we can shape the cities of the future. Well-planned urbanization combines green mobility solutions, with building innovations that reduce a city’s environmental impact and enable community-building. Urbanization doesn’t have just to be big – it can also be smart.

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CEO interview on India

Learn key details of the Indian elevator market and ideas for accessing it. Successful entrepreneur Manish Mehan, CEO TK Elevator India, offers his tips and insights as a market insider and talks about the qualities that helped him win an APEA 2020 Master Entrepreneur Award.

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Latin America’s smart buildings

02.09.2020

Smart technology is here to stay in Latin America – and the building sector is just one area where this is increasingly evident. URBAN HUB looks at some intelligent new buildings in a time of massive urbanization in Latin America.

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Epic projects, short videos

31.03.2020

Short videos, especially timelapse videos, offer a great way to get an impression of the vast scope of large construction projects. Urban Hub presents some incredible, yet short videos of tall towers and large-scale construction projects.

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Mega city real estate

29.05.2019

Rising real estate prices benefit the economy, yet an unchecked boom also leads to unwanted side effects. For some, rising prices simply translate into profits, others see the pitfalls of an unchecked housing market boom. URBAN HUB takes a look at how cities can find a healthy balance.

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Jess Zimbabwe: urban leadership

29.11.2018

Cities are made up of buildings and the people who use or encounter these buildings. Naturally, private developers want profits, residents want quality of life, and everybody wants a good economy. Government leaders try to balance these needs. Jess Zimbabwe and the Rose Center help them.

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Ben Hammersley: surviving megatrends

20.04.2018

What challenges does the future hold for us, and how can we overcome them? In the second part of the URBAN HUB interview with noted futurist Ben Hammersley, he discusses the testing times awaiting us because of current megatrends, and some strategies for coping and thriving in the world of tomorrow.

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Urban planning from above

05.04.2018

The point of urban planning depends on the era, the decision-makers, geography, technology and many other factors. Just as drawings and maps help us to navigate places or understand things, so too do photographs. Particularly aerial photos help us to see the bigger picture of city planning.

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