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Dubai's paperless plan

The use of paper played a fundamental role in sharing information and preserving knowledge from one generation to the other. Paper is the tool that allowed the world’s greatest thinkers, scientists, and artists to turn their individual creativity and knowledge into mass enlightenment.

It is the reason people were able to communicate through the distances, a vital element of legal validation and a necessity in every work setting. So how did paper transform from being the vehicle that carried and delivered knowledge into one big burden for cities? The answer is times have changed and brought greener and more economical alternatives.

Indeed, the digital revolution brought new possibilities that were inconceivable only decades ago and proved that we do not know what we have been missing until we find it. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices has already changed the way we live, work, and communicate.

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Madrid’s metro reduces CO2 emissions with AI
UITP Global Public Transport Summit Stockholm 2019
San Antonio has passed a data sharing agreement
Blockchain can help combat ticketing fraud
Helsinki and London CDOs partner on AI and open data
Aim to become the world's first paperless city
Argentinean platform brings Bitcoin to mass transit
Bristol 5G simulation increases harbourside safety
Cities should charge drivers by distance travelled
How C-ITS technology will shape future mobility services
ANALYSIS
How cities develop districts for innovation
An education to make cities more resilient
COVER STORY
The Irish capital’s docklands at the heart of innovation
Creating a fossil free a reality with Urban Future
CITY SPOTLIGHT
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IN FOCUS
Electric scooters are a point of focus in urban mobility
Public transit ridership decline needs to be tackled
CALENDAR
IAA, Traffex, UITP, Urban Future Global, Smart City
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Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib gives insight into his city