As part of the NATURVATION project, Utrecht has been examining nature-based solutions projects in the city. The Roerplein Pocket Park is one of our best examples of a successful citizen-led intervention, and began as an initiative by a local social entrepreneur to turn a paved public square into a park. The small park was built within a highly paved neighborhood with little green space, and is managed by local citizens with the support of the municipality.
Pécsike is one of the new innovations in Pécs, it opened its services for the public in June 19th of 2019.
The main goal of Pécsike is “that as many people as possible use the bikes as part of their daily life, thus reducing the air pollution, traffic jams and noise of the city. In addition, the main goal is to make this effective and environmentally-friendly alternative more popular among travellers in the city centre.”
The Government of the State of Alagoas started implementing in 2016 the “New Life in the Grotas” Programme in the city of Maceio, aiming to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the city’s “grotas”. Grotas are narrow, steep and sinuous ravines, an important feature of Maceio’s geography.
Kenyan bus service operator Matatu has introduced a contactless payments pilot in Nairobi to help accelerate deployment of cashless fare collection in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The eventual goal is to drive contactless payments across the entire Matatu bus service, which is a dominant transport mode across the country, and could see up to 10,000 buses become cashless.
Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their ambient surroundings – almost like a refrigerator does, but without consuming energy.
According to the researchers, the paint would replace the need for air conditioning by absorbing nearly no solar energy and sending heat away from the building. Without the building heating up, air conditioning wouldn’t have to kick on.
Iteris has been awarded a four-year, task order based on-call professional services contract from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for a regional smart mobility and safety initiative, representing continued demand for Iteris’ specialized consulting services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions in a key geographic market.
RoadWay is a pavement condition rating feature for Roadbotics' online road assessment platform. The HD-PCI (high-definition pavement situation index) is intended to help government officials make informed pavement management decisions, including pothole and other road repairs.
The Irembo platform was launched by the Rwandan government, it seeks to create e-government services to allow citizens to complete public processes online, such as registering for driving exams and requesting birth certficates.
The idea of beekeeping originated from AUDI AG, Audi Hungaria's parent company. In 2015, Audi Hungaria was in the midst of implementing its flora and fauna protection plan thus the beekeeping idea was in line with ongoing developments, and quickly taken up by management. 6 bee colonies with 270,000 bees were installed in September 2015. The bees produce 200-240 kilograms of honey each year, which is branded as Audi Hungaria Premium Honey, and gifted to visitors, as well as purchasable in the gift shop.
Traffic congestion has a tremendous cost whether measured by lost productivity, environmental pollution, social equity, or just plain frustration. People keep moving to cities, but building new infrastructure is difficult and expensive.
Velocia is an app that rewards travelers for not driving alone, using resources that already exist. They place humans—rather than technology—at the center of their smart mobility solutions.