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Mobility shapes the Metropolis

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Mobility shapes our metropolises - The Audi Urban Future Award 2012 seeks to identify new ideas for future urban mobility. To this end, six architectural offices are busy analyzing changes in mobility worldwide.

The experts more or less agree that in the future around 70 percent of the world’s population will live in megacities of eight or more million inhabitants. It’s an immense challenge for the politicians and for society, and companies and corporate groups will likewise have to square up to what will be emphatically different living conditions. “We want to learn to understand this situation and these metropolises in order actively to help shape the mobility of tomorrow,” declares Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi AG.

To this end, the Ingolstadt-based company launched the Audi Urban Future Initiative and has now for the second time in this context announced an international architects’ prize. Stylepark supports and curates the project: this year six architectural and urban planning offices from metropolitan regions and conurbations have been invited to participate by thinking about mobility conditions on the ground and create visions of future mobility scenarios. Yet the basic situation today is anything but inform...

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The Future Metropolis Index: U.S. Cities With The Best Urban Policies

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Co.ExistThe Future Metropolis Index: U.S. Cities With The Best Urban PoliciesCo.ExistA new study breaks down the different factors that make a city liveable (innovation, sustainability, safety). Where did your city rank?

 

Want to live in a city that’s innovative, sustainable, vibrant, efficient, and eminently livable? Move to San Francisco. That’s the conclusion of the Future Metropolis Index, a study commissioned by Zipcar that examines the 36 largest cities in the country through the five dimensions listed above...

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