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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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Why Apple's Suburban Spaceship Could Lose the War for Tech Talent | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why Apple's Suburban Spaceship Could Lose the War for Tech Talent | Wired Business | Wired.com | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Apple could erect the coolest building ever seen. But it still isn't immune from the first rule of real estate: location, location, location.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Business of Green Building - AEC Business | HUSS POST

INFOGRAPHIC: The Business of Green Building - AEC Business | HUSS POST | Urban design tools | Scoop.it

Click headline to view this infographic by William Hussey Engineer at Turner Construction Construction Manager full screen--


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Letter from San Francisco: On Being an Urban Planner in the Tech World – Next City

Letter from San Francisco: On Being an Urban Planner in the Tech World – Next City | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
The tech sector is moving into the urban realm full-speed ahead. Why aren’t more trained urban planners moving into tech?
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Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So

Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Can tech startups solve massive problems facing cities? These entrepreneurs think so.
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Participation Inequality: Encouraging More Users to Contribute

In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.
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Planning the City Together ...or playing Monopoly with your neighborhood. | EngagingCities

Planning the City Together ...or playing Monopoly with your neighborhood. | EngagingCities | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Planning the City Together ...or playing Monopoly with your neighborhood.: Play the City combines self-organ... http://t.co/8zj6AffSQB
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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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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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Norman Foster Proposes 220km Elevated Bike Path in London

Norman Foster Proposes 220km Elevated Bike Path in London | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
As many more urban areas begin to act on their environmental impact, we’re seeing an influx in bike-...
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What is an aerotropolis?

What is an aerotropolis? | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
TWO years ago John Kasarda, who teaches at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler business school, published a book called "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll...
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La voiture individuelle est morte pour les futurs ingénieurs

La voiture individuelle est morte pour les futurs ingénieurs | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Les 12e rencontres de l’ingénierie de la construction et de l’industrie ont été l’occasion hier, après la remise du GPNI,...
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Changements des usages comme moteur de l'innovation
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Impact des parcs industriels: Ce qu'il est possible de faire, concrètement, pour soutenir l'emploi industriel

Impact des parcs industriels: Ce qu'il est possible de faire, concrètement, pour soutenir l'emploi industriel | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Les Experts de L'Usine :
Quelques chiffres en perspective

Pour la deuxième année consécutive, le Parc Industriel de la Plaine de l’Ain (PIPA) voit...
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Most new residential solar PV projects in California program are not owned by homeowners

Most new residential solar PV projects in California program are not owned by homeowners | Urban design tools | Scoop.it

One of the biggest developments in the U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market over the past few years has been the significant growth of residential solar PV systems not owned by homeowners. These are often referred to as third-party-owned systems.

Homeowners can contract with a company—sometimes called a solar leasing company, solar finance company, or third-party ownership company—to have a solar PV system installed on their rooftop (or elsewhere on their property). Depending on the agreement, the solar leasing company will often be responsible for financing, permitting, designing, installing, and maintaining the PV system.

 


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Giving back to the grid | IBM Research

Giving back to the grid | IBM Research | Urban design tools | Scoop.it

What do you get when you combine electric vehicles, household appliances, homes and cold storage refrigerator warehouses? (Here’s a hint, it will help keep the lights on.)

 

The answer: a more stable and predictable electric utility grid.

 

In 2009 the EDISON consortium was formed to develop an intelligent infrastructure that will make possible the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles powered by sustainable energy. The consortium partners include Dansk Energi, Dong Energy, Denmark Technical University, Eurisco, IBM, Ostkraft and Siemens.

 

The small Danish island of Bornholm was selected for the project due to its unique location and its ability to completely sever itself from the mainland grid. In fact, only one power cable goes to the island. Perhaps most importantly, the Danes living there are incredibly supportive of renewable energy technologies.

 

The concept behind EDISON is based on smart algorithms which synchronize the charging of electric vehicles on the island based on the availability of wind energy on the grid. Therefore, when the wind is gusting the vehicles plug in and charge. When it’s not, the vehicles remain plugged in - but instead of charging they give energy back to the grid, creating a more sustainable balance.

 

Dieter Gantenbeln, an IBM scientist on the EDISON project says, “There is no point in using electric vehicles if you are burning fossil fuels or nuclear energy to charge it, so we thought about adding some intelligent analytics that would use the vehicles as a buffer for the irregular production of electricity from future renewable sources.”

 

EDISON was a successful demonstration, but electric vehicles - while making great strides - are still a niche product. This got the scientists thinking. What else could be used as a buffer for the irregular production of wind and solar energy? The answer was two different projects designed to create a buffer for Smart grid - the first one looking at household appliances – the second focusing on industrial cooling warehouses.

 

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The Rise of the Public Interest Incubator – Next City

The Rise of the Public Interest Incubator – Next City | Urban design tools | Scoop.it
Practice Space is set to open in Detroit this September. By emphasizing challenges specific to the city, this incubator could give small businesses a welcome launching pad.
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Detroit une fois de plus source d'innovation ou en d'autre mots "nécessité fait foi....."

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