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Smart Mobility: The Future is already here!

A talk for Cyprus - the EU nation with the highest rate of car ownership

Smart Mobility: The Future is already here!

In Cyprus most people do not believe that the future will have other ways of going about your daily activities: cars are everywhere. But is it because it is genetically essential to drive a car, or because at present there is hardly any choice?

Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us

An Introduction – learning from good coffee choices in the office

Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us

This post is intended as the Introduction to a series of 7 reflections about why we need Smart Planning for more liveable and prosperous cities. Understood: Smart Planning is not the only thing we need – but it can help… and without it we are considerably worse off, especially in those growing and powerful cities like London or Milan or New York which already have the ‘basics right’.

 

Smart Planning needs Smarter Thinking… and a lot of courage

Reflections of our first experiments in using Smart Technologies at the service of planning

Smart Planning needs Smarter Thinking… and a lot of courage

 

Reflections of our first experiments in using Smart Technologies at the service of planning

 

The last few months have been a test. A test of spirit – just as much as a test of ideas. In previous posts, there was the outline of ideas and concepts about Smart Planning: on one hand the possibility of having dynamic forms of planning, and on the other the potential to open up a different style of dialogue with citizens, in which city-making is not in the hands of experts and technocrats: it emerges from the social and political arenas.

 

The theory is good. The practice is a challenge.