Flying Uber

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Residents of Dallas, Dubai and Los Angeles are to possibly experience Ubers first flying taxi service in 2020. Uber Elevate uses vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and is said to already started evaluating the barriers to overcome and make this a reality. Preparing for the arrival of air taxis is developer Dan Kodsi in Miami at Paramount Miami Worldcenter. The developer is modifying the rooftop’s […]

Will tele-robots reduce the need for flying?

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Charlie Wilson participated via tele-robot in the X-CAC workshop taking place in Stockholm on Exponential Climate Action for Cities. Sitting with a cup of tea in his kitchen, Charlie logged in via the internet to listen, see, talk, interact and move around at the workshop using the tele-robot controls. The experience was fascinating, particularly as […]

Mobility apps at your service

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SILCI researcher Emma Cassar has recently wrote a newspaper article for the Sunday Times of Malta. The article was published on the 18th February 2018 and she writes about one of the innovative technologies in the transport sector, that is set to change the way we pay, plan and travel to our destination. These technologies are […]

Locavore – a journal of slow, seasonal and sustainable food

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A new journal has been released entitled ‘Locavore’ and it covers a wide range of food-related topics. You can read about food waste initiatives in Rome, the emerging ‘alt– meat’ market, and how climate change threatens to exacerbate economic migration from agricultural regions. It is definitely worth a look here. 

Vacancy – Senior Research Associate

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Senior Research Associate in Low-Carbon Innovation and Consumers (Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, UK)   This 28 month fully-funded research position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct new empirical research on low-carbon innovations which are (or may be) appealing to consumers, but which are currently on the fringes of mainstream markets. The successful applicant would be […]

It is now possible to pay for your journey wearing the right shoes

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In Berlin, 500 people owning a particular set of trainers can freely make use of public transportation when wearing both shoes. The tongues of the trainers contain an annual transit pass. Such a marketing strategy has attracted an unusual mix of customers from trainer collectors to those who simply want to save on their daily commute. This […]

Recognising the importance of high impact, individual actions for reducing carbon emissions

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The 8th most shared climate change research paper of 2017 addressed the potential role of high impact, individual actions for the reduction of GHG emissions, according to a list published this week by The Carbon Brief.  The authors argue for official recommendations to shift their focus from ‘incremental behaviour changes that require minimal effort’, to ‘high impact actions’.  While […]

Is your country moving away from gas and diesel cars?

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Many countries are now actively promoting electric vehicles and planning future bans on gas and diesel cars. Alongside alternative-fuelled vehicles, and potentially autonomous vehicles, a new multi-modal user-oriented concept called ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ are opening up new choices for commuters and road users. Whether these alternatives to the internal combustion engine help reduce emissions depends on how […]