Trendwatch Cities & Mobility: March 13, 2020

March 13th, 2020


CityLab: Pandemics Are Also an Urban Planning Problem 

Will COVID-19 change how cities are designed? Michele Acuto of the Connected Cities Lab talks about density, urbanization and pandemic preparation.         

Fast Company: How to Design a Smart City That’s Built on Empowerment—not Corporate Surveillance 

There’s a way to incorporate tech into a city that creates more equity and connection, not just opportunities to monetize data.      

Wired: Is Your Data Being Collected? These Signs Will Tell You Where 

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is testing icons that provide “digital transparency” when information is collected in public spaces.      

The Verge: Citroën’s Tiny Ami Electric Car Can Be Driven by 14-year Olds for $22 a Month 

The ‘light quadricycle’ was designed to be as cheap as possible and is coming to Europe this Spring.    

Techcrunch: Electric Vehicles Are Changing the Future of Auto Maintenance 

Tires and glass emerge as dominant consumables of the EV era.  

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