Transforming Cities

Moritz Meenen
Co-founder of @theelectricfeel and working on making cities better with shared electric mobility networks

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Cities are changing. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, the number will rise to more than two thirds. We feel the impact of technological, economic, and cultural shifts with more strength and immediacy in cities than anywhere else. In many ways, cities are always in a state of transformation.


But how they transform is up to us. As co-founder of an electric mobility company, I’m fascinated by finding ways to transform cities in a positive, sustainable way. This deep dive runs through some big ideas to tackle urban issues like mobility, housing, and city design, showing why we should approach urban transformation with both caution and excitement.


Moritz is co-founder and CEO at ElectricFeel a company with offices in Zurich and Barcelona, providing technology and know-how to build and scale shared mobility solutions, and help make cities cleaner and better places to live.

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COVID-19 has delivered cities an ultimatum: go green, or face more cars than ever. Which will it be?

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Barcelona’s ‘superblock’ experiment aims to make the city more liveable and eco-friendly. This in-depth series investigates the ups and downs so far.

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E-scooter sharing companies launched with big claims about eco-friendly mobility. But MIT argues they might have over-stepped the mark. 

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An interesting take from the BBC on how women would design cities with different priorities in mind.

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Another alternative take on city design from architect David Galbraith. What if we swapped blueprints with recipes?

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The digitization of cities could see them fall into the hands of big tech. Discover the darker implications of smart cities.

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Dutch architect Rem Koolhaus with some wise words on why cars aren’t the future for cities–especially self-driving ones.

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Affordable housing is a massive problem. Meet the woman who turned to shipping containers for an innovative solution.

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Thanks for checking out this deep dive, I hope it sparked some inspiration.


Cities are changing fast. The most courageous cities will be the ones shaping their own destiny. When businesses, urban planners, and city leaders cooperate, they can help transform cities into better places to live.


But most importantly, as citizens we must always stay connected to urban issues that affect the lives of everyone around us. With COVID-19 accelerating city transformation worldwide, it’s vital we get it right together—now more than ever.

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