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The World's First Covered Bike Path - Berlin's Latest Arrival?

An 8.9 km long, covered bike lane, passing right through the heart of Berlin? Amazingly-designed and full of innovative technologies? It might not be as crazy as it sounds: the actual route already exists, and with the help of just a few small changes, the concept could soon become reality. RESET talked to Simon Wöhr, one of the brains behind the scheme. Read on

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Be a Player of Change During 'Urban October'

From electric buses to bee pollination highways and wifi-equipped rubbish bins, a flock of inventions has recently been making its mark on urban landscapes. Got an innovative idea for smart city planning? Apply to take part in the Players of Change conference. Read on

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Drones and Satellites for Good - How Many Drones Can a City Handle?

The day when drones become part of our daily lives seems to be awhile off. However, Amazon and the like are working fervently on this scenario. It is therefore time to ask: to what extent are we willing to accept drones as part of our urban surroundings? The project "Unter Drohnen" (Under Drones) takes a closer look at this question. Read on

A Uniquely Artistic Take On Lisbon's Trash

How does that saying go again? "One man's trash is another man's... mural?" A talented young street artist from Lisbon has created a serious of mammoth-sized sculptures on the streets of his hometown: collecting local garbage and ingeniously constructing it into eye-popping 3D works of art. Read on

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Korean Cyclists Get Shade from Solar Panels

Smart city planning these days inevitably includes ingenious and intuitive approaches to incorporating bicycle lanes into the urban landscape. Solar bike lanes have recently become a hot topic and take on various forms: from paved-on road lanes in the Netherlands to a tunnel of photovoltaics hanging over bike paths in South Korea. Read on

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The Most Sustainable City in the World Is...

Frankfurt! Not only is Frankfurt one of the leading international finance centres, it also sits atop Arcadis' Sustainable Cities Index 2015. To complete the ranking, 50 cities in 31 countries were analysed according to their perfomance in three categories: Profit, Planet and People with Frankfurt taking out top spot in the first two categories. Read on