Urban planning

October focus: The ascent of cities

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Over 2.5 million people cross the famous white stripes of the world’s most crowded intersection – Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing - every day. Meanwhile in Bangladesh, traffic stands still for more than seven hours a day in the capital Dhaka. More than half a million cars use the stretch of road from Windsor to Quebec, King's Highway 401, daily, while 200 million city dwellers, headed home to China’s provinces for New Year were left stranded at train stations and roads after heavy snowfall in January this year.

PTI 3/2014: HR and management, out of focus?

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Of the thousands of contacts in UITP’s database, less than 10% have expressed an interest in the subjects of human resources and management.

Why is this?

It may be because of the fact that personnel costs account for up to 80% of operational costs, and public transport companies are more likely to see staff principally as a burdensome financial issue. However, the key to performance and productivity lies in the ability of the company to turn this cost factor into a success factor.


Go Smart - Go Rail

The competitiveness and sustainability of cities are at the core of the Smart Cities concept – in our increasingly urbanised and global world, a city or region’s success is dependent on its capacity to attract talent and business, through the development of intelligent, networked infrastructure, a competitive, business-friendly environment and a balanced, inclusive and sustainable growth strategy.


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