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Sarah Essbai, Urban Planner , posted

Top 20 Civic Tech Websites for Urban Planners and City Makers

The Global Grid has published its ranking of the top 20 civic tech websites for urban planners and city makers. The list features the five most visited platforms in four categories: open data, crowd-sourcing, community engagement and public service.

Check the selection and let us know which websites and online tools, on the list or others, you think are most useful for urban development and governance.

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Sarah Essbai, Urban Planner , posted

#TheGlobalGrid Twitter Chat | Autonomous Driving: Are Cities Ready?

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We’ve all read it or heard it: It’s only a matter of time before self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, become part of our streetscape. For the first time in decades, here is an innovation that promises to have a lasting impact on our cities and change our approach to urban development and the way our cities are built.
How can cities prepare for the imminent advent of self-driving cars without compromising their livability? And ultimately, how can they proactively approach the short and long-term regulatory, planning and governance challenges that they will be faced with?
These questions will be asked during our Twitter chat this month. Join us and our panelists from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST (21:00 to 22:00 (CET)) on Wednesday, January 17th.

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Questions? Check or tweet @theglobalgrid

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Sarah Essbai, Urban Planner , posted

MensenWerk: Planning for the Future of Urban Living

The work landscape is changing rapidly. The future workplace is becoming less predictable with flexibility, democratization and robotization as key words of the ongoing change. How can spatial planning follow and adapt to these rapid economic and technological changes remains a critical question. SPCitI most recent research project looks exactly at that.

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