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Herman van den Bosch, Curator at Amsterdam Smart City; professor in management education , posted

There is probably no relation between urban compactness and the spread of Covid-19

American newspapers suggested a direct link between urban compactness and the spread of Covid-19. The Washington Post even considered the suburbs as the secret weapon against corona. Research shows that there is no statistical indication of such a relation. My newest blogpost discusses this research (in Dutch).

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Herman van den Bosch, Curator at Amsterdam Smart City; professor in management education , posted

English version of e-book 'Cities of the future...' is available

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I 'am happy to announce the availability of the English version of my new e-book 'Cities of the Future: Always Humane. Smart if Helpful. You can download it for free. The boek deals with 15 urban challenges like waste, global warming, health, food quality, traffic, housing, living environment, safety, participation, empowerment and resilience. It describes 75 city actions to deal with these challenges.

You will find the English version here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kfywoszhrn4xi5j/Looking%20for%20the%20city%20of%20the%20future.pdf?dl=1

and the Dutch version here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ytdadwgdsdw6zke/Looking%20for%20the%20city%20of%20the%20future%20NL.pdf?dl=1

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Herman van den Bosch, Curator at Amsterdam Smart City; professor in management education , posted

Become a vision zero city

Any human activity that causes 1,35 million deaths a year globally, more than 20 million injuries and a total damage of $1600 billion and is a major cause of global warming would be prohibited at once. With the exception of traffic, as it is tightly connected with our way of life and commercial interests.
In my post I introduce 'vision zero cities', like Helsinki and Oslo, that are on their way to reduce the number om traffic casualties to zero. How: by strict separation of types of traffic and speed reduction. You also can read that according to leaders of the industry, the advance of self-driving cars is stagnating and in the next decades will not contribute to safety.

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Herman van den Bosch, Curator at Amsterdam Smart City; professor in management education , posted

Steden van de toekomst: Humaan als keuze; smart waar dat helpt

Below you can download the Dutch version of my newest e-book. It deals with 15 main challenges of cities and proposes 75 city actions to move into the direction of a humane city.
The English version is coming soon.

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Herman van den Bosch, Curator at Amsterdam Smart City; professor in management education , posted

Last publication in series Looking for the humane city.

with a summary of actions and disturbing data about the impoverishment of the public sector and the enrichment of the private sector. At the time only in Dutch. English version follows soon.

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