Tag Archives: Cities

How to Future-Proof Our Cities? 4 Key Initiatives to Increase Resilience

Our cities, vulnerable by nature and design, have generated the biggest challenge that humankind has to face. With the vast majority of the population expected to settle in urban agglomerations, rapid urbanization is going to raise the issue of adaptability with future social, environmental, technological and economic transformations. In fact, the main problematic of the decade questions how our cities will ... Read More »

City of the Future Explores the Future of Mobility in Cities

City of the Future is a bi-weekly podcast from Sidewalk Labs that explores ideas and innovations that will transform cities. In the third episode from season 2, hosts Eric Jaffe and Vanessa Quirk discuss the future of mobility in cities and share ideas that would make it way easier to get around without owning a car. In the podcast, author Horace Dediu talks ... Read More »

Location matters: Used car shopping in these Houston-area cities will save you money

Photo: Google Earth IMAGE1OF28|TEXAS CITIES RANKED BY USED CAR AFFORDABILITY (AUTOLIST.COM) You could save money on a used car – or you could lose money – in these Texas cities.  Richardson (No. 1 most affordable in Texas) $780 lower than average IMAGE 1 OF 28 | TEXAS CITIES RANKED BY USED CAR AFFORDABILITY (AUTOLIST.COM) You could save money on a ... Read More »

Mumbai, Bangalore Ranked Among Cheapest Cities in World: Report

London: Mumbai and Bangalore are among the cheapest cities in the world, according to a top London-based forecast group that named Singapore as the most expensive city. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Singapore as the priciest ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Geneva and Paris. It also said India and Pakistan accounted for five of the ten least expensive cities in ... Read More »

Uber to Invest 120 Crore in Haryana to Help Create Smarter Cities

Ever since its inception in 2009, the Uber smartphone application has taken the taxi service industry by storm in several markets. It connects riders with drivers and has helped reduce the dependency of people on their own private modes of transport as it offers an affordable, convenient and safe alternative. The company’s strategy has worked so well that today, the ... Read More »

PepperTap Shuts Down Operations In 6 Cities

Hyperlocal grocery delivery service PepperTap will be shutting down its operations in six Indian cities, which include three metros. The Gurgaon-based startup is ceasing operations in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Jaipur, and will lay off nearly 400 delivery staff from its fleet. A spokesperson told Gadgets 360 that only fifty of them were on payroll, and the rest ... Read More »