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  • Alwin Bakker

Who owns the air?


Looking back to the start

At the beginning of 2020, a question was raised at The Future Mobility Network: who is actually in charge of allowing digital functions in the city? We were very surprised when we saw that shared mobility providers did not have systems available in the most vulnerable places in the city where people could hardly have access to mobility. In addition, there was a lot of rubbish on the pavements, which caused our self-driving robots to get confused all the time.


With this in mind, we set out to discover and soon noticed that the digital bustle in the city is great and is only increasing. Sometimes there are as many as thirty layers active and no one linking these layers together. So it started with the simple question “Who owns the air?”. It was not easy to answer this question and that is how the idea of ​​Coding the Curbs was born.

However, technology is nothing without users. The residents of the city and the companies must be in dialogue with each other about the problems and solutions in the city. In the world of innovative technology and the introduction in cities, this is currently the missing link. With this in mind an interesting collaboration arose with Fronteer in which technology and user were actively connected. To this day this turns out to be a winning combination!

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