Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres, large market towns, small market towns, coastal communities, villages as well as local centres. The winners are selected by a jury, who visited 42 shortlisted locations. There is also one public vote, which saw Hebden Bridge named the ‘People’s Choice’.  Winners in each category get a share of a prize pot worth £100,000. The competition is run by the Future High Street Forum, a not-for-profit body that brings tog... continue

13 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

Great British High Street competition: finalists announced

The Great British High Street competition has revealed some of the nation’s best high streets, with 27 finalists now having the chance to impress an expert judging panel and battle it out in a public vote to be crowned Britain’s best. Between now and 18 November you can cast your vote... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News
Another day, another driverless car, shuttle and taxi trial

Another day, another driverless car, shuttle and taxi trial

Didi Chuxing in China, Google and Uber are all exploring the potential for driverless taxis. Driverless shuttle and taxi trials are taking place all over the world, led by Delphi in the US and Singapore, and nuTonomy in Singapore.... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News
Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

Cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles

A recent CIVITAS Insight report on EVs outlines how cities can play a key role in promoting electric vehicles. Ideally, they would blend a structured and effective e-mobility strategy with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan,... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

Air pollution is a major health risk and a drag on development, reducing cities’ competitiveness

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

Hamburg and VW join forces to develop model city for sustainable and integrated urban mobility

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Volkswagen Group  will collaborate over the next three years to jointly develop innovative solutions for making urban mobility more environmentally-friendly, safer, more reliable and more efficient. Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, and... continue

31 Aug 2016RUDI News
First public trial of a robo-taxi service begins in Singapore

First public trial of a robo-taxi service begins in Singapore

nuTonomy, the leading developer of state-of-the art software for self-driving cars, has launched the first-ever public trial of a robo-taxi service. The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore’s... continue

31 Aug 2016RUDI News

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