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This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps

This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps | On the road | Scoop.it
12 international subway maps, unified through design.
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'Meer Meer Meer'-spel roept op tot meer verdraagzaamheid

'Meer Meer Meer'-spel roept op tot meer verdraagzaamheid | On the road | Scoop.it
Gisteren lanceerde Vlaams Belang-kopstuk Filip Dewinter het 'Minder Minder Minder'-spel voor minder islam, minder immigratie en minder criminelen. Wie ...
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The excellent photographer, Wanabes.be boss and even more talented ubergeek Tim makes a very nice pardy!

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Open brief: Über, en het recht.

Open brief: Über, en het recht. | On the road | Scoop.it

in Dutch: why Belgian politics & courts are conservative pussies not allowing über taxi service to start its services in Belgium.

 

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Nederland experimenteert met ‘slimme’ weg - De Standaard

Nederland experimenteert met ‘slimme’ weg - De Standaard | On the road | Scoop.it
Een stuk weg in het Nederlandse Oss geeft sinds gisteren zelf licht. Lichtgevende verf moet de straat veiliger en milieuvriendelijker maken. Het project is...
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Glow-in-the-dark-paint-on-highways.

 

Not revolutionary, but nice!

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Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days

Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days | On the road | Scoop.it
Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day.

And when you have a seemingly insurmountable load of work, it can be a quite a challenge to even know where to start. But remember that history's most legendary figures -- from Beethoven to Beyonce -- had ju...
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How did legendary humans use their 24 hrs / day? Very nice infographics!

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Google Maps

Google Maps | On the road | Scoop.it
Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
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See Angkor Wat in Google Street View!

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ik flits mee

ik flits mee | On the road | Scoop.it
Weet je waar er voortdurend te snel gereden wordt? Vraag je eigen flitscontrole aan ! #ikflitsmee via @BIVV_IBSR
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Where should the belgian police check the speed of cars, according to you?

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Wandelaars mogen nog 6 km/uur - Zwarte Zwaan Krant

Wandelaars mogen nog 6 km/uur - Zwarte Zwaan Krant | On the road | Scoop.it
Er komt een snelheidsbeperking van zes kilometer per uur voor wandelaars. Joggen en lopen zal alleen nog toegestaan zijn in een oranje t-shirt en met een geel petje. Nieuwe flitscamera's zullen de naleving van de wet controleren.
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LG Announces its First Smart Bulb

LG Announces its First Smart Bulb | On the road | Scoop.it
The bulb goes on sales in Korea for $30 a piece. (LG Announces its First Smart Bulb http://t.co/CTvsvtQNYx)
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Connect your home / office lighting to your smartphone!

 

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Vergeet de bedrijfswagen, hier is het firmahuis

Vergeet de bedrijfswagen, hier is het firmahuis | On the road | Scoop.it

youLaat werknemers de keuze: een firmawagen, ofwel een tegemoetkoming van de baas in de huur of hypotheek - op voorwaarde dat je dichter bij het werk ...

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Your company paying part of your mortgage instead of giving you a car: cool!

 

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Warren Karlenzig - Collective Intelligence: Cities as Global Sustainability Platform - TEDxMission

"Social media and collaborative technologies--layered with smart systems combining geo-location data with human experience--will make cities the driving sustainability force in a dawning planetary era. Cities will anticipate new risks with rapid urban systems innovation based upon crowdsourcing, virtual and physical communities, and transparent markets sensitive to full carbon and resource costs. Creatively leveraging collective intelligence for clean energy, low carbon mobility and sustainable food and water, the new urban grid will enable high local quality of life, lifelong learning and vibrant green economies."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:36 PM

A TedX talk. It's good to be wary of solutionism in regard to solving social problems, but neither is it wise to rely on antiquated bureaucracies (alone) or private enterprise (alone) to tackle some of the real problems (and  unlock some of the real opportunities) of urbanization.

Guillermo Cerceau's comment, August 19, 2013 6:30 PM
I feel that the lecture leaves out all matters related to political power, precisely THE issue of cities and collaboration, I mean, that is what the "polis" of politics means.
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Politie extra waakzaam tijdens smogalarm - De Standaard

Politie extra waakzaam tijdens smogalarm - De Standaard | On the road | Scoop.it
In het hele land is vandaag en morgen het smogalarm van kracht. Daardoor geldt er een snelheidsbeperking van 90 kilometer per uur op de snel- en ringwegen ...
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Ghent Goes Happy - The Video (HAPPY - WE ARE FROM GHENT) - YouTube

See the Happiness of Ghent City! The 5th of april Ghent went crazy on the song Happy from Pharrell Williams. This is our video footage! © Copyright 2014 Vibe...
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The way we board airplanes makes absolutely no sense

The way we board airplanes makes absolutely no sense | On the road | Scoop.it
Most US airlines use the slowest possible method to board flights. Here are much faster options.
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cool. very cool!

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Guy walks around Tokyo backward, this is what the footage looks like played in reverse

Guy walks around Tokyo backward, this is what the footage looks like played in reverse | On the road | Scoop.it
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great!

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Apps For Ghent » Datadive: van parkeer- naar mobiliteitsdata

Apps For Ghent » Datadive: van parkeer- naar mobiliteitsdata | On the road | Scoop.it
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Data Dive / City of Ghent / Pragmatic conversation on open data between the city and all other stakeholders.

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Mag mijn dochter Facebook heten?

Mag mijn dochter Facebook heten? | On the road | Scoop.it
Mourad vraagt aan justitie wat er allemaal mag qua naamsverandering. Sterretjes? Cijfers? Facebook? Bekijk het hier!
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Can I change my name to Facebook in Belgium?

 

(Of course you can't)

(Or should you?)

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Schrijfwijs - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Schrijfwijs - Timeline Photos | Facebook | On the road | Scoop.it
Copy die levens redt.
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Inventive road construction signs

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Nach diesen 22 Fotos von berühmten Orten wirst du sie nicht mehr mit denselben Augen sehen. Ich bin überwältigt.

Nach diesen 22 Fotos von berühmten Orten wirst du sie nicht mehr mit denselben Augen sehen. Ich bin überwältigt. | On the road | Scoop.it
Die Perspektive ändert alles.
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putting things into perspective, great!

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NMBS zoekt oplossing voor treinverbinding Gent-Brussel

NMBS zoekt oplossing voor treinverbinding Gent-Brussel | On the road | Scoop.it
De NMBS gaat nu toch enkele aanpassingen doorvoeren aan het nieuwe vervoersplan voor Oost-Vlaanderen. Dat is vooral goed nieuws voor de mensen op de verbinding Gent-Dampoort - Brussel. Die verbinding ging, tot grote ergernis van de pendelaars, geschrapt worden.
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Ghent (Gentbrugge / Dampoort) connection to Brussels stays more or less alive!

 

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Al onze theorieën over het kapitalisme weerlegd in één grafiek

Al onze theorieën over het kapitalisme weerlegd in één grafiek | On the road | Scoop.it
Thomas Piketty is niet een naam die veel belletjes doet rinkelen. Maar deze Fransman heeft misschien wel het belangrijkste economische boek van de afgelopen decennia geschreven. Alles wat we dachten te weten over het kapitalisme en ongelijkheid, blijkt niet te kloppen. En als we niets radicaals doen, dan gaan we terug naar de extreme ongelijkheid van de negentiende eeuw.
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Thomas Piketty - Capital in the 21st century

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Gent in motion...de eerste hyperlapse... - Basel Photography | Facebook

awesome!

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BNP Paribas Fortis zet deur open voor commercialisering klan... - De Standaard

BNP Paribas Fortis zet deur open voor commercialisering klan... - De Standaard | On the road | Scoop.it
Net nu ING Nederland flink wat gas terugneemt in zijn plannen om klantengegevens door te spelen aan adverteerders, zet BNP Paribas Fortis hier de deur open...
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Bank that ate our tax money is now going to sell our personal information. Interesting.

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What makes a city resilient?

What makes a city resilient? | On the road | Scoop.it
While many point to robust disaster defences, others claim social cohesion is what makes a city great. They're both right, and new projects aim to unearth dozens of other factors

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bart rosseau's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:07 AM

Resilient, smart, connected... All it boils down to is make a city adaptable to it's citizens, not the other way around.

 

Eli Levine's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:50 AM

Adaptability with a mind towards the citizen's well being is the key to resiliancy, whether it be a city, a region, a society, a country or a civilization.

 

Unfortunately, we're only as agile as the slowest parts.  As we speak, our slowest parts are the very institutions which are meant to "lead" us and to make the signficant decisions for us.  Conservatism, in ideology and principle, only yields death for all.  And, ironically, I think it all stems from an innate fear of death that these people lead us all (including themselves) to death, for the sake of a principle, an ideology, a philosophy or a simple fear of something different and something new.  Change is one of the hardest things for many humans to embrace.  However, it is the only permanent thing in this place.  Might as well get used to it now and learn to be in a constant state of flucuation, rather than cling to an ideal or principle that doesn't work and is going to kill you in practice.

 

Just saying.

 

Think about it.