1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News

Public authorities must take an active role in the roll-out of AVs, says UITP

The arrival of driverless autonomous vehicles (AVs) represents a unique opportunity for a fundamental change in urban mobility as long as public authorities and public transport companies take an active role now to integrate AVs into an effective public transport network. This is according to... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News

Warwick University app supports ride-sharing for the drive to campus

A free app that will allow Warwick students to share rides between Leamington and Campus is set to launch in January 2017 for iPhone and Android users. Any Warwick student will be able to sign up for the app, called UniDrive, using their Warwick email address. The app will operate on a feedback... continue

29 Dec 2016RUDI News
Autonomous shuttle pilots connect travellers to bus, bike and car-sharing services

Autonomous shuttle pilots connect travellers to bus, bike and car-sharing services

EasyMile, an electric vehicle producer founded in 2014, specialises in providing both software powering autonomous vehicles and last mile smart mobility solutions. Together with public transport company Kolumbus and Forus PRT, EasyMile will start a pilot project at the Forus PRT business park in Stavenger, Norway, starting... continue

22 Dec 2016RUDI News
UK 4G network worse than Romania and Albania: poor preparation for smart, digital futures

UK 4G network worse than Romania and Albania: poor preparation for smart, digital futures

The National Infrastructure Commission has published its final report into 5G and telecommunication technology. 5G means seamless connectivity, says the NIC. 5G is 'Ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, ultra-high capacity transmitting at super low latency', it states. It will support the ever larger data requirements of the existing network and new... continue

15 Dec 2016RUDI News
Public health and medical professionals should 'advocate for healthier city design and transportation policies'

Public health and medical professionals should 'advocate for healthier city design and transportation policies'

James F Sallis, a specialist in Family Medicine and Public Health at the  University of California, San Diego, writes in The Lancet Public Health about collated evidence that suggests that active and public transport contribute to improvements in Body Mass Index (BMI), so providing further support for public health and medical professionals to advocate for healthier city design and transportation policies.  He says: 'Advocacy... continue

5 Dec 2016RUDI News
Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

An expert panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concluded that greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In its report, titled ‘Mobilising Sustainable Transport for Development,’ the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport notes that the investments needed for transitioning to sustainable transport amount to the... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News
Vienna: streets as places

Vienna: streets as places

With a population of nearly 2.5 million people in its greater metropolitan area, Vienna is the... continue

8 Nov 2016RUDI News
New Urban Agenda adopted by UN: non-binding document will 'guide' future urbanisation but 'fails to address urgency'

New Urban Agenda adopted by UN: non-binding document will 'guide' future urbanisation but 'fails to address urgency'

The UN formally has formally adopted a global road map to grapple with rapid urbanisation, capping nearly two years of behind-the-scenes international negotiations aimed at designing development priorities for cities and towns over the long term. The New Urban Agenda (NUA) sets out a host of general goals such as development of sustainable and compact cities that do not harm the environment and redevelopment of informal settlements with the participation... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

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