Solutions for today's urban challenges

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Go with the flow

The Korean capital of Seoul tore down a highway and restored the Cheonggyecheon River below to create an urban retreat.

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Hello, neighbors!

Neighborhood platform nebenan.de was founded by Christian Vollmann to connect the residents of urban areas.

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Swinging Montreal

Montreal-based design studio Daily Tous Les Jours revitalized urban space with its milestone project 21 Swings.

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Mystical Steps

French street art duo Zag and Sìa paint stairs, underpasses, and industrial structures in Paris and Morlaix.

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“I love living in cities“

Interview with Christian Vollmann, patron of smart urban pioneers, on the challenges of urbanization and his latest project, nebenan.de

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The almost-gone-to-waste party

Food waste is a huge problem – and one that two Rotterdam initiatives tackle with a positive spin. A report on this year’s Bijna Waste Geweest Feest.

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Constructive ideas

Think and act local – smart urban pioneers supports new urban initiatives. For inspiration, check out these six successful projects!

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smart urban pioneers

Many talk about it, but few put their words into practice: to change, design, in short – get involved. The new idea contest smart urban pioneers is not just talking but actually doing it. The initiative by smart is supporting solutions to the challenges of our everyday urban life.

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Portrait

Neighborhood platform nebenan.de was founded by Christian Vollmann to connect the residents of urban areas.

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Interview

Interview with Christian Vollmann, patron of smart urban pioneers, on the challenges of urbanization and his latest project, nebenan.de

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Spot On

The perfect connection between smartphone and smart: the smart cross connect app offers you all kinds of infotainment.

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Feature

New radar tech promises salvation: Smart technology firms are testing new ways to save our nerves and the environment.

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