The road to eco-friendly cities: could our streets be car-free?

Have you ever noticed how much space in city is taken up by cars? The precise numbers are difficult to calculate, but according to some estimates, in US cities like Houston and Dallas car parking can take up as much as 70% of urban land. Now let’s try to imagine that space taken over by […]


Brussels must weigh in on VW scandal

Not long ago, in April this year, the car manufacturer VW found its way on the front pages of every German-speaking newspaper. The two most influential people in the enterprise, Ferdinand Piëch and Martin Winterkorn, were fighting for power. In retrospect, this episode seems to have been merely a mild foreshock. Now the world knows […]