Thinking Cities magazine #14
13/07/2020

Thinking Cities magazine #14

Thinking Cities #14 was launched online in reflection of the events related to the COVID-19 crisis and the redefinition of intra- and post-lockdown mobility urban mobility.

The original theme for this latest edition was 'Building The Resilient City', but the manner in which contributors have dealt with these unprecedented events changed Polis and H3B Media thinking: these cities are already resilient, finding new, innovative ways to keep things moving during this challenging time.

Alongside COVID-related articles, Polis and H3B Media are pleased to feature other high-quality, wide-ranging content on the latest innovations and developments in urban mobility. 'Testing the Resilient City' features articles from cities across Europe and beyond, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, Lyon, Oslo and Vienna.

Read Thinking Cities #14 'Testing the Resilient City' HERE!

 

How COVID-19 could lead to positive transformations, home and away

How COVID-19 could lead to positive transformations, home and away

Practically every recipe for metropolitan area transport success, for healthier places, and for environmental transition to low and zero carbon, gets people out of private cars, even electric cars, on...Read more
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No Time Like The Present: MaaS in Berlin

No Time Like The Present: MaaS in Berlin

Seven focus areas for MaaS beyond times of Corona, assessed by Justė Rastentytė   Sometimes we mystify urban mobility, as if we need quantified data to draw the most mundane of co...Read more
Read more 23/09/2020
Two Peas in a Pod: Digital twins and connected logistics operations

Two Peas in a Pod: Digital twins and connected logistics operations

Offline urban logistics operations need to be mirrored online - Digital Twins are helping to deliver the future, say Giacomo Lozzi and Claudia Ribeiro. The LEAD project will create Digital Twins of sh...Read more
Read more 22/09/2020
Open for business? Making car-free city centres work for everyone

Open for business? Making car-free city centres work for everyone

More and more cities are seeking to remove cars from their centres, but opposition from business can be a major barrier. Jamie Wylie sets out the experience of Oslo to show how cities can make car-fre...Read more
Read more 22/09/2020
The Future, But Sustainable: Climate-resilient transit hubs

The Future, But Sustainable: Climate-resilient transit hubs

We’re spinning towards climate-resilient transit hubs, according to Glenn Frommer and Anne Leemans   UN statistics reveal the world’s population annually grows on average by 83...Read more
Read more 21/09/2020
The People Have Spoken: Citizen science and mobility

The People Have Spoken: Citizen science and mobility

The City of Leuven’s Kris Vanherle and Wouter Florizoone share insights on the mobility impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from an unexpected and fairly new data-source: Citizen Science! The...Read more
Read more 21/09/2020
Steps to Freedom: City sidewalks during and after COVID-19

Steps to Freedom: City sidewalks during and after COVID-19

Monika Litscher presents some field observations and thoughts related to sidewalks, public space and mobility in Swiss cities during the current pandemic as lessons to learn for a sustainable urban wa...Read more
Read more 21/09/2020
Stakeholder Engagement: Increasing sustainable mobility through SUMP

Stakeholder Engagement: Increasing sustainable mobility through SUMP

Alessia Giorgiutti on the importance of encouraging and enabling citizens to get actively involved in programmes and projects designed to increase the sustainable mobility efforts of their city...Read more
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A Journey into the Unknown: Integrating new mobility solutions

A Journey into the Unknown: Integrating new mobility solutions

Uber, Lime, Bird: How do new mobility solutions integrate successfully in urban areas? Niklas Schmalholz has the answer   Ride-hailing, bike-sharing, e-scooters or shared taxis: inh...Read more
Read more 17/09/2020
Opportunity Knocks: Micromobility during COVID-19

Opportunity Knocks: Micromobility during COVID-19

Kristina Nilsson discusses the role and responsibility of micromobility operators in the COVID-19 crisis   Across Europe deserted city streets, absent of fast-walking pedestrians, c...Read more
Read more 17/09/2020
Contain and Control: How public transport can learn from Hong Kong

Contain and Control: How public transport can learn from Hong Kong

How have cities such as Hong Kong contained COVID–19 without going into full lockdown? LIT Transit’s Head of Mobility, Ursa Hribernik, shares strategies used by one of the world’s leading tr...Read more
Read more 17/09/2020
The New Virtual Reality: How Simulations Can Help Manage Mobility Systems

The New Virtual Reality: How Simulations Can Help Manage Mobility Systems

How simulations can help to manage mobility systems during and after the COVID-19 crisis, by Dr Stefan Seer and Dr Johannes Müller The measures taken to contain COVID-19 infections have le...Read more
Read more 17/09/2020
The Game Has Changed: Rethinking Urban Freight

The Game Has Changed: Rethinking Urban Freight

COVID-19 is hitting all aspects of our society, with the global economy experiencing its largest crisis in years . Many industries, including urban freight have had to adjust their operations immediat...Read more
Read more 16/09/2020
Gear and Now: Amsterdam’s Pedal-Driven Future

Gear and Now: Amsterdam’s Pedal-Driven Future

Amsterdam is a city powered by cycling. Ethel van Kesteren talks to Martin Sijmons, Amsterdam’s cycling infrastructure programme manager to take a look at how the city creating an exciting pedal-dri...Read more
Read more 16/09/2020
Positive Feedback: A Fossil-Fuel Free Stockholm

Positive Feedback: A Fossil-Fuel Free Stockholm

The City of Stockholm aims to become fossil fuel-free and climate positive by 2040. The currently proposed Climate Action Plan 2020-2023 aims at taking the city to a maximum of 1.5 tonnes of CO2/inhab...Read more
Read more 16/09/2020
Neglect and Survive: Mobility in Brussels

Neglect and Survive: Mobility in Brussels

Dagmara Wrzesinska wonders if we are seeing a renaissance of mobility of Brussels… or should that be immobility?   Brussels: the economic, political and cultural centre of Europe....Read more
Read more 15/09/2020
The Lifecycle Of An Assumption

The Lifecycle Of An Assumption

Sustrans and Arup are on the cusp of publishing a report that focuses on the importance of inclusivity in cycling. Five members of the project team, Mei-Yee Man Oram, Susan Claris, Jasmine O’Gar...Read more
Read more 15/09/2020
What’s The Rush? Sustainable Commuting in the Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region

What’s The Rush? Sustainable Commuting in the Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region

In the Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region, more and more people cycle from home to work. The electric bicycle appears to be the best alternative to the car for a distance up to 20 kilometres. The a...Read more
Read more 15/09/2020
A Multimodality Explosion

A Multimodality Explosion

After discussing the liveable train station in the November 2019 issue, Simon Wind and Gustav Friis turn their attention to new mobility services and multimodality, reflecting on their role in the fut...Read more
Read more 14/09/2020