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Zurich – Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are using fiber-optic cables to measure glacial earthquakes. Their work could one day help to
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Zurich – The city of Zurich has been placed third worldwide in this year’s Smart City Index. The report assesses the efforts and successes of cities in
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Zurich/Bern – The canton of Zurich is integrating three cantonal projects for new cycling and bus infrastructures into the major project Brüttener Tunnel of the SBB and
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Xiong’an New Area – Barcelona-based Guallart Architects has won a contest to design a resilient and self-sufficient community in Xiong’an, a new city that Chinese President Xi
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Zurich – Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a hot-wire cutting robot. It can carve complex shapes out of materials in just a few steps. The cutter
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Dubai – Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is now using artificial intelligence and machine learning to plan bus routes based on actual usage.

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Jakarta – The EU is funding a €5 million project to support sustainable urbanization in ASEAN cities. The project will focus on smart solutions enabled by digitalization
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St. Petersburg – A former railway yard on Ligosvky Prospekt in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be transformed into a new residential district with communal facilities, retail and
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Zurich – The Canton of Zurich has announced that it intends to support technological developments in passenger and freight transport in a timely manner and promote them
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Handan – French architecture firm Dominique Perrault Architecture has won an international urban design competition to transform and revitalize Handan’s industrial heritage.

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Zurich – The deregulation of real estate markets and the global stock exchange trade in real estate is ‘out of control’, says Swiss architect Ernst Hubeli. In
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Barcelona – The European Investment Bank is providing €95 million to Barcelona to promote urban regeneration through investments in urban design, social infrastructure and energy efficiency.

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New York City – An international design competition to reimagine how the iconic Brooklyn Bridge could be made more accessible, safer and sustainable for pedestrians and cyclists
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Zurich – Underground space is already being used for sewers, tunnels and other infrastructure. Given the demand for densification and urban growth, it could play an even
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Dübendorf – Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have developed self-pre-stressed concrete elements. Their innovation makes it possible to build leaner structures
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Cologny GE – The epidemiologist Tolullah Oni from the University of Cambridge is calling for a global Marshall Plan for planetary health. She is among the Young
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Pittsburgh – Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are trialing a mobile sensing platform in the Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Tianjin that places sensors on taxis. Their
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Dübendorf ZH – Permission for the construction of the Innovation Park Dübendorf has been refused in the planned form. This was the ruling handed down by the
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Vancouver – The City of Vancouver has approved a rezoning application, paving the way for construction of the tallest Passive House building in the world. The 60-storey
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Geneva – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has teamed up with industry partners to launch the Building System Carbon Framework. Its aim is to help
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