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Good Charging Infrastructure Could Put an End to Range Anxiety

Why has it taken so long for electric mobility to catch on? The main suspect: range anxiety, the fear of getting stranded with a flat battery. But with sufficient charging infrastructure and a rethink of the way we refuel, we could easily make it a thing of the past. There are enough good solutions available - we just have to put them into practice. Read on

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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

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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