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Des navettes électriques à la place des camions - leJDD.fr

Des navettes électriques à la place des camions - leJDD.fr | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIF - Des camionnettes électriques vont livrer des colis postaux à la place de camions. Moins de bruit et de pollution.
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Can Urban Agriculture Work on a Commercial Scale?

Can Urban Agriculture Work on a Commercial Scale? | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
An urban farm in Montreal is scaling the industry "with more software than farmers."
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Lowering marketing and distribution costs is key in urban agricultural projects
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Huit nouvelles centrales solaires en couverture de parkings (19 MWc) en France

Huit nouvelles centrales solaires en couverture de parkings (19 MWc) en France | Urban design tools | Scoop.it


Coruscant et la Caisse des Dépôts ont annoncé la création de leur troisième partenariat pour la réalisation et l'exploitation de 8 nouvelles centrales solaires en couverture de parkings pour une puissance totale de 19 MWc.

La Caisse des Dépôts prendra une participation de 49 % du capital des sociétés portant les projets de centrales photovoltaïques. Ces dernières seront situées sur les parkings du site logistique automobile de STVA à Bassens en Aquitaine, du CEA à Grenoble et de la gare TGV de Valence en Rhône-Alpes, de l'aéroport de Perpignan en Languedoc-Roussillon et enfin de la gare TGV d'Avignon en Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.


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How big cities that restrict new housing harm the economy

How big cities that restrict new housing harm the economy | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
What happens when workers can't freely flow to our most productive cities.
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Right Now We ‘Grossly Underestimate’ Economic Damage From Climate Change, New Paper Says

Right Now We ‘Grossly Underestimate’ Economic Damage From Climate Change, New Paper Says | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
British economist Lord Nicholas Stern and a colleague have a new paper out that updates limitations in the models currently used by the IPCC and other mainstream researchers.
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New Production Techniques and Future Tech Urbanism | Sustainable Cities Collective

New Production Techniques and Future Tech Urbanism | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Every city should have a giant printer working around the clock, building bridges of knowledge, of ideas and of projects. A 3D printer allows us to open our mind and dream. Even to dream of a perfect city that does not yet exist. Maybe it will even help build it. Literally.
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If You Need Any Convincing That Solar Roadways Are The Future, This Video Will Help | EliteDaily.com

If You Need Any Convincing That Solar Roadways Are The Future, This Video Will Help | EliteDaily.com | Urban design tools | Scoop.it

The brilliant minds behind Solar Roadways published a video detailing their world-changing project earlier this month, but its language didn’t really grab anyone’s attention.

 

This new one from creator Scott Brusaw, however, most definitely does not make this mistake.

 

“Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!” is filled with passionate excitement and specifically targets young adult minds while explaining the capabilities of this invention, which may seriously be the key to the next stage of human evolution.

 

Click headline to read more and watch video clip--

 


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Hum...it seems so evident but so many questions remains: deployement - connection to networks - business model - regulation... 

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3D-printed house built in Amsterdam

3D-printed house built in Amsterdam | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Architects in Amsterdam have started building what they say is one of the world's first full-sized 3D-printed houses.
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What will be the impact on construction Industry and how willl regulators  treat this technology in the permit process ? 

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If Cars Really Could Drive Themselves, How Many Would We Need?

If Cars Really Could Drive Themselves, How Many Would We Need? | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
With cars shuttling themselves about from one task to the next, cities of the future might need about a third as many vehicle as we have now, a new study finds.
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Transformer des bureaux en logements? Plus facile à dire qu'à faire | Slate

Transformer des bureaux en logements? Plus facile à dire qu'à faire | Slate | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Ce qui est merveilleux avec le problème du logement, c’est que, à entendre la multitude de solutions proposées, il devrait être résolu très vite. La transformation des bureaux en habitation fait partie aujourd’hui de la panoplie obligée du sauveur des mal-logés. Avec peut-être quelques ...
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Energy Storage: California's New Green Tech Battleground

Energy Storage: California's New Green Tech Battleground | Urban design tools | Scoop.it

California’s goal to increase the use of energy storage to complement solar energy generation will open up a new battle ground between utilities and renewable energy proponents.

That tension is already present even though the state is just gearing up to be what its policy makers hope will be a testing ground and booming market for innovative storage technologies.


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What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.
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Londres teste le «smart parking» pour améliorer la vie de ses automobilistes | Slate

Londres teste le «smart parking» pour améliorer la vie de ses automobilistes | Slate | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
La Cité de Westminster, le district qui recouvre une bonne partie du centre de Londres, va commencer à incruster des capteurs dans ses rues, à raison de cinquante par jour, pour rendre le parking dans le centre plus facile et plus rapide.
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NYC Streets Metamorphosis - YouTube

There's nothing more dramatic then looking back five or ten years at Streetfilms footage (some of it a bit low-res) to see how much the livable streets lands...
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Braving the New World of Performance-Based Zoning

Braving the New World of Performance-Based Zoning | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.
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How Land Prices Obviate the Need for Euclidean Zoning

How Land Prices Obviate the Need for Euclidean Zoning | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Reason TV released a video comparing Houston with more heavily regulated East Coast cities, explaining that Houston's relatively lax land use regulations contribute to its housing costs that are much lower than in other large cities. While the video paints an exaggerated picture of Houston as a free market paradise in spite of its…
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Paris Wants Landlords to Turn Vacant Office Space Into Apartments—Or Else

Paris Wants Landlords to Turn Vacant Office Space Into Apartments—Or Else | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
The city has a surplus of empty commercial buildings that could better serve as residences. And it plans to fine owners who don't convert.
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How can cities give investors in infrastructure the confidence they need? | Sustainable Cities Collective

How can cities give investors in infrastructure the confidence they need? | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
How can cities give investors in infrastructure the confidence they need?
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What Google's Driverless Car Future Might Really Look Like

What Google's Driverless Car Future Might Really Look Like | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Think more livable cities, way fewer traffic fatalities and less pollution—but also massive industrial and economic disruption.
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Why a Fitness-Tracking App Is Selling Its Data to City Planners

Why a Fitness-Tracking App Is Selling Its Data to City Planners | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Strava, a popular fitness-tracking app for runners and cyclists, just announced a new initiative. Because the app collects so much location information about people on the move, the company is now selling its data to local governments, where city planners can put it to use. Good idea!
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Urbanisme: des parkings innovants deviennent des destinations | SmartPlanet.fr

Urbanisme: des parkings innovants deviennent des destinations | SmartPlanet.fr | Urban design tools | Scoop.it

Aux États-Unis, qui comptent un demi-milliard de places de stationnement, des parkings non conventionnels rompent avec l'habituelle image grisâtre de ces lieux.


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Olivier CREVOISIER- Les nouvelles logiques territoriales de l’innovation - Millenaire3

Olivier CREVOISIER- Les nouvelles logiques territoriales de l’innovation - Millenaire3 | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
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L'innovation territoriale n'est pas seulement guidée par l'accumulation d'infrastructures et de ressources, mais également par une dynamique entrepreneuriale et relationnelle...

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How to create an effective stakeholder engagement strategy | EngagingCities

How to create an effective stakeholder engagement strategy | EngagingCities | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
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La route aussi doit devenir «intelligente» | Slate

La route aussi doit devenir «intelligente» | Slate | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Evidemment, le sujet occupe rarement les discussions du samedi soir. Si certains peuvent s'enflammer pour quelques chevaux supplémentaires sous leur capot, ou pour vanter les bienfaits respectifs des motorisations électriques/thermiques, au diesel/essence/GPL/GNV/ ou à l'hydrogène, je n'ai ...
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Robo-facades that mutate and move

Robo-facades that mutate and move | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Imagine a future where buildings use robotic parts to open and close windows, dim lights and change in other ways to make people happier. A new book explores the possibilities.
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E-commerce: les «darks stores» envahissent les territoires | Slate

E-commerce: les «darks stores» envahissent les territoires | Slate | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
C’est une conséquence de l’essor du commerce en ligne qui a tendance à être invisible: il s'agit du «dark store», ou «le supermarché qu’on ne voit jamais», écrit le Guardian.
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