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EcoHelmet: the Guardian Angel of Bike Share Users?

Bike share schemes are all the rage these days. They’re good for the environment, reduce traffic congestion and keep urban cyclists fit – unless they get in an accident, of course. The possibility of spontaneously renting a bike usually comes with the downfall that users do not carry a helmet. But a lightweight, foldable and cheap helmet could be a game changer. Read on

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Protests, Pavilions and... Participation? RESET Takes A Look at Habitat III

Last month, a major global summit that only takes place every 20 years - the UN's Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, otherwise known as Habitat III - took place in Quito, Ecuador under the motto 'Inclusive Cities, Shared Development'. Held in a country in the Global South for the first time ever, what exactly did this promised inclusion look like from the ground? Read on

Fernando Garcia

Bugging Bogotá: How The Internet Of Things Is Helping Ease Traffic Jams in South America

You've probably heard of the Internet of Things - the way in which physical objects, interconnected through a digital network can receive and exchange data - even if you're not quite sure how it works. A new urban mobility programme rolled out in this year in Bogotá is a perfect example of the power of this kind of technology - even if its implementation remains controversial. Read on

Toby McCartney

Take Me Home, Plastic Roads

A new company has its eyes set on the world's roads. Through their 'magic formula', they want to minimise not just the environmental impacts of road building and maintenance, but also help reduce the plastic waste issue and, while they're at it, ensure that tax payers' money goes the extra mile. How do they do it? Read on