Thinking Cities magazine #12
20/06/2019

Thinking Cities magazine #12

Thinking Cities #12 was launched at the occasion of the SUMP Conference in June 2019. The cover of this issue explores the concept of finding the perfect balance between not only the wide variety of mobility options and transport modes available to us, and how they are delivered, but also between varying degrees of sustainability.

The smart city is enabled and sustained by trust

The smart city is enabled and sustained by trust

To be relevant and remain so, a well functioning and sustainable smart city must design trust into its policies and processes right from the outset, and continually reaffirm this process, says Benson...Read more
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Upwardly mobile

Upwardly mobile

Small and medium-sized cities: living laboratories for urban transport innovation, by Pasquale Cancellara When it comes to testing and implementing innovations in the field of mobility, size doesn’...Read more
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The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Developing resilient communities within cities by Janet Ubido and Lisa Jones The challenges brought by the global financial crisis of 2008 and the resulting impact on local communities across the UK...Read more
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Low energy, high impact

Low energy, high impact

Francisco Aletta explores the infinite possibilities of BLE Urban Networks and explains the origins and goal of Tetramax: Technology Transfer via Multinational Application Experiments Tetramax (www.t...Read more
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Travel behaviour is in your head

Travel behaviour is in your head

National road authorities funded research to understand user needs in a multimodal transport system. Alessia Giorgiutti investigated what the new tool in town can do for planners, what is known about...Read more
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Greater Manchester: Using SUMP to make urban mobility multimodal

Greater Manchester: Using SUMP to make urban mobility multimodal

In brief Greater Manchester was recently awarded the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which focused on multimodality, during the European Sustainable Mobility Award...Read more
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Dresden: planning for multimodality and measuring the results

Dresden: planning for multimodality and measuring the results

In brief Dresden (Germany) was, again, named one of the three finalists of the 7th European SUMP Award that was presented by European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on 21 March 2019. After Dre...Read more
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Excellent planning

Excellent planning

Polis President, Transport for Greater Manchester, won the 7th EU SUMP Award, while Dresden and Basel were the runners up at a ceremony presented by European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc,...Read more
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The fruits of our labour

The fruits of our labour

Why urban mobility is important to the future of cities, by Jaanaki Momaya The past few years have seen an urban mobility boom in cities around the world looking to offer choice to their citizens. Te...Read more
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Automated equals good… doesn’t it?

Automated equals good… doesn’t it?

A comprehensive look at 0$9(1, a €3.1 billion proMect that was launched in September 2016 under the +ori]on 2020 5esearch and ,nnovation )ramework 3roJramme of the(uropean &ommission, and the ch...Read more
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Inside information

Inside information

Sarah-Jayne Williams on how Ford Mobility is tackling our cities’ biggest challenges using vehicle journey data Every day, millions of people face mobility challenges in cities all over the world....Read more
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Knowledge: the new gold

Knowledge: the new gold

There’s no doubt that connected and autonomous cars, fully integrated traffic networks, and all the exciting technologies that are in development in laboratories will radically change our future for...Read more
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Something for everyone

Something for everyone

Moving towards multimodality with Mobility as a Service, by Katia Kishchenko, Ana Dragutescu, Roope Virta, Giorgio Ambrosino, Saverio Gini and Richard Adams Multimodality is set to play a crucial rol...Read more
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The heart of the matter

The heart of the matter

Stuttgart’s clean air programme includes a traffic ban for diesel vehicles, as Simone Haug explains "Stuttgart has defined an ambitious strategy to promote a more sustainable mobility in the city....Read more
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Best foot forward

Best foot forward

Walking and cycling can boost local economies and people’s well-being. Heather Allen and Elah Matt share examples of how promoting walking and active travel can benefit local businesses and inclusiv...Read more
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End of cycle

End of cycle

What happened to Johannesburg’s bike lanes, asks Jade van Blerk When one mentions the city of Johannesburg, many things may come to mind but cycling is most likely not one of them. Instead, residen...Read more
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Step by step: getting to the airport sustainably

Step by step: getting to the airport sustainably

Walking and cycling can certainly be a step forward towards a future of sustainable mobility in and around airports. Marius Nicolescu looks at how one EU project is pushing soft mobility forward In m...Read more
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The Amsterdam approach

The Amsterdam approach

Gerald Brugman and Filiz Çatalgöl on being creative, innovative and inclusive in reducing the footprint of the car in Amsterdam The Frans Halsbuurt, a 19th century inner-city neighborhood in Amster...Read more
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The next Groningen

The next Groningen

Francesco Ripa talks to Groningen’s Deputy Mayor, Philip Broeksma, about how the past is informing the future Abrilliant mix of medieval buildings and breath-taking modern architecture. A fort-shap...Read more
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To visualise the invisible: air quality mapping goes mobile on the streets of Paris

To visualise the invisible: air quality mapping goes mobile on the streets of Paris

Valeo is taking its expertise in air quality detection for passengers and putting it to good use for citizens. The automotive supplier is using mobile sensors to generate dynamic, full-scale mapping o...Read more
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Urban hymns

Urban hymns

Polis’ project officer Pasquale Cancellara talks to Pascal Smet, Minister of Mobility and Public Works of the Brussels Capital Region for Thinking Cities How would you describe the overall state of...Read more
Read more 28/08/2019