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London – Seventeen Stirling Prize winners, including Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, have released a declaration calling on UK architects to create “architecture and urbanism
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Nairobi – The UN-Habitat Assembly ended with delegates passing five resolutions on a range of topics, including safer cities, implementing the New Urban Agenda, and improving urban-rural linkages
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Zurich – Driverless taxis and automated private vehicles could result in more traffic on the roads, not less. This was the finding of a simulation for the
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Miami – Communities across the Greater Miami Area in southern Florida have launched a collaborative urban resilience strategy that addresses issues such as sea level rise, mobility
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Hefei – German automaker Volkswagen has signed an agreement to test and develop smart mobility solutions in the Chinese megacity of Hefei. The partnership will focus in
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Toronto – A new poll shows that just over half of Toronto residents support the Sidewalk Labs smart city project in Toronto. The project has faced resistance
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Nairobi – The first ever UN-Habitat Assembly opens in Nairobi on Monday. Participants from all over the world will discuss urban issues under the theme “Innovation for
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London – Environmental impact organisation CDP has released its first-ever ranking on cities’ actions to cut emissions and set climate strategies. Of the 596 cities ranked, 43
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Lucerne – Researchers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have investigated the load-bearing capacity of recycled concrete made using discarded mixed granulate. They have found
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Zurich – The Canton of Zurich Building Department has established the cantonal design plan for a cable car between the Zurich Zoo and the Stettbach railway station
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Amsterdam – The city of Amsterdam will ban all gas and diesel cars from its streets as of 2030. Public transport and taxis will have to go
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Copenhagen – Two Danish architecture firms have teamed up to propose the world’s first upcycled high-rise building: CPH Common House features over 17,500 tons of recycled waste
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New York – New York City aims to reduce its emissions by nearly 30 per cent by 2030. One way it plans to achieve this is
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Basel – The time limit for implementing the specifications of the revised Federal Act on Spatial Planning ends on Tuesday. Netzwerk Raumplanung takes stock after the five-year
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Brussels – Ten startups were named the winners of the 2019 European Startup Prize for Mobility. Over 570 startups entered into the competition.

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Zurich – Zurich startup Archilyse has developed software for the analysis of architecture. The spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) plans to
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Oxford - Rapid urbanisation is leading cities to divert water from the countryside to quench the thirst of their growing urban populations — and it is putting
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Bern - The Federal Council has decided to introduce a freeze on land-use designations for five cantons: Zurich, Zug, Lucerne, Geneva and Schwyz have failed to introduce
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New York - UN-Habitat convened a roundtable discussion on how floating cities could help solve urban challenges such as climate change and lack of affordable housing.
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Kloten ZH – The new services centre at Zurich Airport – The Circle – has now received Minergie certification, the Swiss sustainability construction standard for new and
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