Uber vs. Taxi, Part I

As ride sharing has increased in popularity and spread throughout major U.S. and European cities, taxi drivers have protested and demanded that government respond.

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Q&A: Gianfranco Presutti, Head of Labour, Development, European Funds and Smart City Department, City of Torino and Stefano Pisu, Project Manager, Fondazione Torino Wireless

Gianfanco Presutti leads Smart City activities for the Municipality of Torino, while Stefano Pisu is a contractor for Fondazione Torino Wireless, where he is responsible for consulting activities for the Torino Smart City Initiative.

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Q&A: Debra Lam, Chief Innovation and Performance Officer, City of Pittsburgh

Debra Lam is chief innovation and performance officer at the City of Pittsburgh, where she oversees technology, sustainability, performance, and innovation functions of city government.

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Q&A: Robert Phocas, Energy & Sustainability Manager, City of Charlotte

As the energy and sustainability manager for the city of Charlotte, Robert Phocas oversees the development and implementation of the City Council’s Environment Focus Area plan, a document that guides everything the city of Charlotte does both internally and externally on energy and the environment.

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Amsterdam Smart City + Energy Study Tour Final Briefing: Going our Separate Ways

On the final morning of the Amsterdam Smart City + Energy Study Tour, delegates convened for breakfast and a final briefing to share their impressions and their take-home messages.

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Q & A with Eva Gladek, Founder of Metabolic and de Ceuval

As part of the Amsterdam Smart City and Energy Study Tour, delegates visited the offices of Metabolic, at the New Energy Docks, a cleantech incubator space in Amsterdam Noord.

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Amsterdam Smart City and Energy Study Tour: Day 5

On the fifth day of the Amsterdam Smart City and Energy Study Tour, delegates visited New Energy Docks, a campus for startups focusing on sustainability.

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Amsterdam Smart City: All Together Now?

Identifying methods to achieve sustainability is perhaps as daunting and challenging a task as defining the term itself. Defining and achieving a “smart city” appears to be no different.

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Amsterdam Smart City and Energy Study Tour: Day 3 and 4

On the third and fourth days of the Amsterdam Smart City and Energy Study Tour, delegates explored specific projects and the role of the private sector in the city’s collaborative ecosystem.

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Amsterdam Smart City and Energy Study Tour: Day 1 and 2

the Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States conducted an Energy and Smart City Study Tour of Amsterdam from May 5-10, 2014. Delegates from Torino, Italy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Charlotte, North Carolina spent a week touring Amsterdam and the Netherlands to learn about sustainability targets and solutions from the Dutch and each other.

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Peer Exchange Connects Detroit and Youngstown on District Development

From May 12-14, a group of key Youngstown stakeholders visited Detroit to learn from the district development model of Midtown, Inc., and to use these lessons learned to galvanize recent public and private investments in Youngstown’s City Center.

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Equity, Leadership, and Innovation Needed to Transform Cities, Say Leaders at the Inaugural Convening of BUILD

The Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues (BUILD) launched in Bilbao brought together 120 U.S. and European urban leaders to share strategies for sustainable and equitable urban transformation and global engagement.

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