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La Confluence in Lyon - Europe’s biggest urban development project

La Confluence Lyon

13 October 2014

Whereas Paris is known as ‘The City of Light’, Lyon – France’s third largest metropolis – is pushing ahead with a city centre regeneration project whose futuristic sustainable architecture can be best described as ‘Factory of Light’.

The rise and rise of the smart city

London skyline

15 September 2014

In December 2013 the UK government launched the Smart Cities Forum in a bid to lead the global race to develop a more sustainable future for Britain's urban areas. How is it getting on so far?

Take it to the Panamax: the megaproject to build a second interoceanic canal

Aerial shot of Nicaragua

15 September 2014

Can a rival interoceanic waterway to the Panama Canal help transform Nicaragua from one of Latin America's poorest nations into a major hub of global commerce?

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The EARIT project in Santander has monitored traffic flow

Spanish city tests acoustic sensors in EU future internet project

The city of Santander in Spain has turned itself into an experimental research facility, SmartSantander, as part of an EU future internet concept. The city is the test bed for EAR-IT’s outdoor applications: traffic-flow monitoring at a junction near the city’s hospital and analysis of the traffic density on two city streets.

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