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A Guide for 21st Century Cities of Making

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The Cities of Making project releases its book ‘Foundries of the Future: A Guide for 21st Century Cities of Making‘. The book aims to show that despite perceptions, manufacturing is not in terminal decay in western cities. On the contrary, it is at the opening of a new chapter. Urban manufacturing and logistics is helping …

Amsterdam City Doughnut: moving towards a circular city

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The Amsterdam City Doughnut takes the global concept of the Doughnut, developed by Kate Raworth, and turns it into a tool for transformative action in the city of Amsterdam. It marks the first presentation of the holistic approach to ‘downscaling the Doughnut’, combining local aspiration with global responsibility. How can our city be a thriving home to …

Governance models for sustainable urban construction logistics: barriers for collaboration

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Urban construction logistics has a big impact on cities. A paper by researchers from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences looks at governance strategies for realizing more sustainable urban construction logistics. Practitioners have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industry and the lack of collaboration in construction logistics as issues.

Parcel deliveries and parking: potential for improving productivity

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Recent growth in e-commerce has impacted the distribution of parcel deliveries in cities, with residential deliveries accounting for a rapidly growing share of urban freight movement. Through field observation and development of a simulation model, a study by UTRC aims to investigate the characteristics of parcel delivery activity in a heavily residential area of Manhattan, …

TomTom: these are the most congested cities

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Covering 416 cities across 57 countries on 6 continents, the TomTom Traffic Index ranks urban congestion worldwide and provides free access to city-by-city information. Drivers, developers, automakers and governmental authorities, can use the index to help tackle traffic-related challenges.