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Acessibility in large urban settings: what are the solutions for residents in semi-urban areas?

Events - 09 April 2014

How can we ensure that cities and employment remain accessible to all? How do we develop a transport offer that takes into account the needs of residents in semi-urban settings? In what ways should we combine and interconnect the various means of transport and related infrastructure?? With Brice Teinturier, Deputy Executive Director, Ipsos France, who has analyzed the results of the survey on commuting issues, and David Menascé, Executive Director, Azao and instructor at HEC, who has presented services for improving work-home commuting based on practices elsewhere around the world.

Caroline de Francqueville, Flintholm Station Copenhaguen, Flickr CC

Note - What is the role for cities in the energy transition ?

Publications - 01/30/2014

How can local public authorities contribute to carbon emission-reduction objectives? How can cities contribute to reducing demand for fossil fuels? (only in french)

Header: Philippe 2009 - Flickr CC

The Smart Work Center experience in Amsterdam

Films - 12/19/2013

Ger Baron, Clustermanager IT at the Amsterdam Motor Economic presents the experience of "Smart work centers" (SWC), these collaborative workspaces established since 2008 throughout the Netherlands.

Focus

Mobility in semi-urban spaces: “simple” answers for difficult questions

On April 9, 2014, following the release of two investigative surveys by Ipsos and Azao, La Fabrique de la Cité (The City Factory) raised questions regarding accessibility in large urban centres and potential solutions for people living in semi-urban settings. At a time when urban planning no longer appears to be a cure-all, we should consider less complex and more collaborative solutions to resolve mobility-related issues.

Seen on the web

04/16/2014 The Boston Globe
Data-driven bus service set to roll out
Imagine a mass transit system that could figure out on a daily basis where people are and where they want to go, and then get them there — nonstop — on luxury buses for just a few dollars more than a T ride costs.
03/25/2014 C40 Cities
C40 Summit Video Blog Series: Gustavo Fruet, Mayor of Curitiba - Mayors have the capacity to lead
During an interview at the C40 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, Curitiba Mayor Gustavo Fruet discussed his city’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, as well as the unique, challenging, but ultimately rewarding role mayors play in the long-term health and vitality of their cities.
03/20/2014 The World Bank
New World Bank Tool Enhances Access and Communication of Climate and Disaster Risk Data
With an increasingly unpredictable climate and rising numbers of natural disasters, the need for accurate and actionable data for the project of building resilience is growing. In response, the World Bank has launched the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Field Guide, a practical manual for governments and other organizations aimed at setting foundational standards for the open source creation and communication of disaster and climate change information.