Mellowcabs Shows That Taxis Can Be Free

In an age of traffic congestion, carbon emissions and poor public transport integration with high costs, cities around the world are being forced to rethink traditional means of transport. In response to this, Mellowcabs have emerged in South Africa, electric vehicles with advertisements on them that provide free ‘micro transport’ for commuters within a three-kilometer radius.

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Spacified: A Dating Website For Pop-Up Spaces

Patrice Fleurquin is founder of Spacified, an online (and offline) matchmaking service for (empty) spaces and spaces that are available for temporary rent. Headquartered in Belgium, the network is currently expanding to cities in the Netherlands, France, and even outside of Europe. We spoke with Patrice about how matchmaking between spaces and people works, the latest temporary space concepts and the pop-up guide that Spacified will launch this week.

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The First Starbucks On A Train

In order to offer Swiss train travelers some extra service (and, of course, sell coffee), the Swiss railway company SBB has teamed up with Starbucks to create the first Starbucks café on a train. The Starbucks Coffee House on rails was first operational during a train trip from Geneva to St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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A Vertical Campsite For The Homeless

Homelessness is a growing problem across Europe and finding new and effective ways to combat social exclusion and help the homeless is becoming increasingly difficult. Malka Architecture, France, have found a way to attract much needed attention towards the growing problem of homelessness whilst at the same time providing shelter for those who need it.

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