Sustainable urbanization – myth or reality?

Every hour, Mumbai adds over 40 people to its population, Lagos draws 70, and Dhaka attracts 60. Can rapid urbanization be sustainable? That is the question we tackle in the latest issue of People Flow Magazine. We offer a 360 degree view on what urbanization means for our industry by talking to leading experts, KONE CEO as well as KONE service technicians.

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Milan's "vertical forest" awarded by CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, CTBUH has announced the names of winners and finalists of the Best Tall Building Awards as part of their annual awards.  This year’s winner selection included Bosco Verticale, a sustainable residential development in the heart of Milan, Italy. This “vertical forest” is part of an impressive Porta Nuova high-rise hub where KONE’s people flow solutions play an integral role.

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Green transformation

Environmental excellence is at the core of our approach to sustainability. We have a long history of enhancing the energy efficiency of our elevators. KONE’s current machine-room-less volume elevator, the KONE MonoSpace® 500, is up to 90% more energy efficient than KONE elevators from the 1990s. 

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KONE begins installation activities at Kingdom Tower construction site

Last year, KONE and Jeddah Economic Company jointly announced their partnership which will see KONE provide all elevators and escalators inside the Kingdom Tower building, the world’s tallest building-to-be once completed in 2018. KONE has now initiated the very first phases of its elevator installations at the impressive construction site in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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KONE’s digital game educates children on elevator and escalator safety

Millions of people use elevators and escalators in their everyday lives. Children in particular are excited about gadgets and curious about moving objects, and therefore, are generally more prone to accidents than adults. With a newly launched digital game, KONE aims to communicate with children in a fun and educational way that simple, everyday considerations can make a big difference in avoiding accidents.

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Sustainable urbanization - myth or reality?

KONE's stakeholder magazine tackles the question.

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