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Making Berlin accessible to all
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Berlin, Germany

Making Berlin accessible to all

Berlin has the ambition to become a world-class example of a ‘barrier-free city’. It has compiled a series of planning guidebooks and developed a tactile scale model of the city for visitors and citizens alike.

Estidama Sustainability Program
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estidama Sustainability Program

In one of the world’s most rapidly growing cities, a new government-mandated program – Estidama (Arabic for “sustainable”) - aims at making all new buildings in the United Arab Emirates more environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Visionary Vancouver: creating a welcoming and sustainable place for all
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Vancouver, Canada

Visionary Vancouver: creating a welcoming and s...

The City of Vancouver has been awarded in 2012 the Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation in recognition of its Greenest City and housing affordability initiatives.

The City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Strategy
Copenhagen, Denmark

The City of Copenhagen's Bicycle Strategy

Sustainable cities of the future will be ones where transport options other than fossil-fuel powered private vehicles are the norm. Bike-friendly Copenhagen is leading the way, as this case study explores.

The Green Line: Social Development Comprehensive Plan (La Línea Verde)
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Aguascalientes City, Mexico

The Green Line: Social Development Comprehensiv...

The aim of the Línea Verde is to provide public spaces that contribute to enhance community life for more than 300,000 inhabitants living in the poorest area of the city.

The electric vehicle capital
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Oslo, Norway

The electric vehicle capital

With 60% of emissions in Oslo coming from the transport sector, encouraging people to use electric vehicles (EVs) has the potential to make a real difference. In 2008, Oslo adopted a ten-point plan to reduce CO2 emissions, to which the large scale introduction of EVs plays a big part.

Oslo’s Traffic Agent app - Game to improve road safety
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Oslo, Norway

Oslo’s Traffic Agent app - Game to improve road...

Oslo has turned to mobile technology to tackle traffic security issues affecting parents’ willingness to let their children walk to school. Its pioneering app, ‘The Traffic Agent’, provides child’s eye feedback to enable improved road maintenance and infrastructure planning.

A Metrocable for community development in the Caracas San Agustin neighbourhood
Caracas, Venezuela

A Metrocable for community development in the C...

The Caracas Metrocable re-connects a poor hillside neighbourhood with the city focusing on social infrastructure and community development.

22@ Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

22@ Barcelona

22@ Barcelona is an urban transformation project with the aim of creating a new innovation district.