Urban distribution center

Countless books and articles have been written about urban distribution centers, logistics decoupling points, city hubs and urban consolidation centers. Every self-respecting European city has been the scene of such initiatives – the one more successful than the other, but all highly subsidized in any case. What can we learn from those initiatives? The best option could be no hub at all?


Smart City concept is not new. If you think only in the use of technology to solve urban problems or to make our life's better we can easily recall the Egyptians building the pyramids, Chinese rising walls for public protection or the Romans creating a half-world empire using mobility strategies like paving roads and digging water channels.

Glomo Awards

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Eco city

The objective of this third article of our collaborator Dr. A.N.Sarkar is to look at the potential benefits of developing eco-cities and eco-towns with focus on ecology, environment, sustainability and economic impact aspects. Technology and urban layout for Eco-City and Eco-Towns are also highlighted. This is complemented by a detailed case study on leading Eco-cities and Eco-Towns in the World. In a future article we’ll take a look at the potential benefits of developing aerotropolis around the megacities of the world.

Smart City Trends

I consider myself a lucky guy! I have been travelling around the world to speak in events about the topic I love most: Smart Cities. Just in the last 12 months, I have already been to more than 20 countries and I have visited more than 30 projects related to this industry.

Internet of Things

According to a new market research report ‘Internet of things (IoT) in smart cities market by Solutions (Remote Monitoring, Data Management) Platform (Application & Device Management) Application (Building Automation, Energy Management, Transportation)–Global Forecast to 2020’, published by MarketsandMarkets. The market size is estimated to grow from USD 51.96 Billion in 2015, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.2% during the forecast period.

Renato de Castro

Renato de Castro follows chasing smart cities’ projects. In 2016 he continues visiting vibrant projects around the world following the new trends and sharing everything with you. New chapter: tools that can be used to fire up your project following some modern management models.

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