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Atasco de Xian

IA y Big Data para eliminar los atascos de Xi’an, China

Author | Jaime Ramos Famous for its terracotta warriors, its wall and for being the eastern departure point the of the Silk Road, the population of the Chinese city of Xi’an exceeds eight million. Its population density has made it one of those cities in which mobility has become a challenge. In ...
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Age-friendly cities: how do they look like?

Author | Arantxa Herranz In 1960, people aged 65 years and over barely accounted for 5% of the world population. Last year this figure stood at over 9%. And in countries such as Japan, they represent almost 30% of the population. In other words, the population is ageing, particularly in more developed ...
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Which are the 10 most sustainable cities in the world?

Author | Eduardo Bravo In 2015, the UN member states established seventeen measures to end poverty, guarantee peace and protect the planet with a target date of 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals include making human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. According to the UN, 55% of the world’s population, 4.5 ...

Sonia Roitman, expert in gated communities and social exclusion: “Gated communities are bad for the city and for society”

Author | Eduardo Bravo After completing her studies and working in educational institutions including the University College London, School of African and Oriental Studies, Free University Berlin, National University of Cuyo, National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Government of ...

Virtues and defects of telemedicine in the COVID-19 era

Author | Arantxa Herranz The COVID-19 health crisis has even reshaped the uses and customs of medicine. Whether this is to give priority to people affected by this coronavirus, or to prevent the spread of the virus, medical services around the world have made every effort to prevent physical contact with ...

Can citizens design their own streets?

Author | Jaime Ramos The fully realized smart city ideal offers a tool that goes beyond the advanced use of technology to improve the life of its citizens: the capacity to enable citizens to have a say not just in matters related to public affairs, but the city's own urban organization. The ...