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Airbnb – Too much of a good thing? How the innovative home-sharing service is disrupting cities and the travel industry

 

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. […] The goal is to sell to people who believe what you believe,” theorised Simon Sinek, an American author, in one of TED’s most-viewed Talks ever. Sinek ...

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How can cities tackle Urban Heat Islands?

 

Did you feel uncomfortably hot this past summer? Were there nights when it was difficult to sleep without waking up frequently? Climate change and cities’ poor adaptability to heatwaves have a lot to say about this issue. ...

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What it’s like to “drive” an automated vehicle

 

LGI’s Vincent Chauvet takes the Model X for a test drive. One billion hours per day. This is the estimated time spent driving worldwide. In the US alone, the collective annual commuting time amounts to nearly 3.5 ...

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7 easy ways to boost innovation at work

 

Stuck in a rut and need some inspiration at the office? Here are seven easy ways to get the juices flowing, straight from the real-life habits of the innovation geeks at LGI. 1. Use Post-Its… lots of Post-Its. I hate to ...

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Pourquoi la politique de transport d’Anne Hidalgo mérite d’être défendue

 

  Difficultés d’installation du nouveau Vélib’, transports perturbés par les intempéries, ou encore pics de pollution à répétition, la Maire de Paris traverse une mauvaise passe. Pour relancer son mandat, elle ...

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Rethinking urban public transport: How are cities integrating innovation into public transport?

 

In many cities around the world, especially those lacking an efficient public transportation system, congestion is undermining mobility. According to the United Nations, roughly 60% of the world’s population will be living ...

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Comment les médias innovent-ils ?

 

Robot-journalisme, algorithmes, réseaux sociaux, fact-checking… L’information d’aujourd’hui surfe sur la vague de l’innovation digitale, pariant sur de nouveaux formats et plateformes de diffusion, où la plume du ...

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How climate services could revolutionise the aviation industry (and save you money)

 

Flying is a contributor to climate change, but how will climate change impact flying? A new report finds that under the emissions scenarios of RCP4.5 and RCP8.5,* both medium- and large-sized aircraft will be unable to lift ...

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11 types of innovation in business models

 

The need for new business models is a hot topic, not only in Europe but also worldwide. Emerging markets for greener products and the rise of sustainability are gaining momentum and thus are leading firms to integrate ...

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10 green resolutions for the new year!

 

Still coming up with your New Year’s resolutions? Want your resolutions to have an impact? LGI’s François Aze has come up with 10 green resolutions to start 2018 on the right foot. The competition at LGI to see who ...

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