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Santa Cruz City

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#5 Latin America’s boom town

Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia is one of the world’s fastest growing cities. One thousand people move in every day. The extreme growth has called for extreme action – a whole new city is being built.

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6,000 hectares of land will soon be transformed into a whole new city in Bolivia. More than 100 hundred Volvo machines are working on the project Nueva Santa Cruz.

Working at a major site of Bolivia’s megaproject Nueva Santa Cruz, excavator operator Eovaldo Uche Moye is involved in the biggest construction project in the nation’s history.

Groundwork has just started on what will become a whole new city in Bolivia. Meet the operator who moved to Santa Cruz to create a better life. Now, he is building his dream future.

With the population doubling every 15 years, the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz is expanding far beyond its capacity. To cope with the development a new city is being built.

A whole new Santa Cruz is about to be built in Bolivia. Every Latin American reseller of construction equipment fought for the deal, but Toyosa managed to close it.

Do you live in a big city? It is actually likely that you do. By 2030, urban areas around the world are projected to house 60 percent of all people. These are the fastest growing cities.

Santa Cruz has developed into a Latin American boom town. Bolivia’s biggest city is growing so fast that a sibling city is now being constructed. Here are the numbers behind the expansion.

Dubai Aerotropolis

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#4 Constructing an aerotropolis

In the fourth episode of our series “The Megaproject Listing” we fly to the Middle East. Dubai is taking a leap into the future by constructing the world´s biggest airport, and a whole new urban form around it – the aerotropolis.

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Traditionally, airports have been built to serve a busy city. Preferably on the outskirts of town. Now, Dubai and a number of other cities around the world are aiming at a reverse pattern....

Hard work, determination and a career-long respect for people of all backgrounds and cultures have led him to develop into a unique team player with global competence.

Take a look at how sand and four other desert challenges are handled when working with the articulated hauler in Dubai.

How will we live in the future? What will travel, work and housing look like? One prediction is that more cities will be developed around an airport.

Per Lorentzon changed quiet Eskilstuna for busy
Dubai. He is now promoting Volvo Construction Equipment in the emirate where construction work is literally everywhere.

Why is Dubai building not only the world’s largest airport but a city where the airport is the key to development?

140 square kilometers of Dubai desert will be transformed into the world´s largest airport. Meet the dealer and the contractor who have taken on the job.

Dubai has made a name for itself across the globe as a place where the impossible is made possible – a modern marvel of a city sprung from the desert as if a mirage.

Airports let your dreams take off. And like the best dreams – airports are often very big. Al Maktoum International Airport will be the biggest of them all.

68 new stations and 200 kilometers of new metro lines. This is how Europe’s biggest construction project is about to change Paris.

Meeting a satisfied client makes his day. Vincent Blandin works as a Business Sales and Technical Controller for Volvo CE – and has been with the company for 14 years.

A giant and ambitious project to be finished in 2035, will serve the Parisians with four brand new metro lines and more possibilities to travel between the city center and the suburbs.

Boulevard Périphérique, literally forms a concrete circle around the city. Now, initiatives are taken to transform the grey ring into something green.

The Grand Paris

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#3 Paris New Revolution

More than one million vehicles are stuck on the beltway every morning and the metro is just as over populated. Now massive change has started under the Parisians feet.

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A new Paris is being born. And parts of the old city are taken down in the process. Where do the remains of an old city go? Follow the gravel.

Different kinds of transportation systems based on electricity and travelling together, not only on regular roads, are on their way in.

Here are the abandoned places which can be given a total make over.

Name a machine problem and he can fix it. Meet Vincent Blandin, the machine doctor at Volvo CE in France.

French based, global pipeline contractor SPIECAPAG is using 97 Volvo Construction equipment machines on the TAP (Trans Adriatic Pipeline) as part of the southern gas corridor that will bring...

The Kiruna move is unique in many ways – but it’s not the first time in history cities or parts of them have been moved and rebuilt. Here are some examples from around the world.

Krister Lindstedt, lead architect for the new Kiruna, tells Spirit how people, not buildings, were put in the very heart of the design process.

One day, Anton Laitamaa is a thousand meters underground and the next, servicing machines in the new center. Spirit followed him on the job.