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The International Women’s Forum (Vancouver, Canada, October 16-18) examined the leading trends influencing our lives, communities, and future. Vancouver is so well known for its exemplary urban planning that the term “Vancouverism” is often used by city planners. Photo by Ben Welle.
Vancouverism: The prescription for a healthier city?
Three weeks ago I had the pleasure of representing EMBARQ at the International Women’s Forum (IWF) in Vancouver, Canada. The event focused on modern movements shaping the world, including trends influencing our lives, communities, and future. Since urban transport is ...
Get moving: Creating a research strategy for active cities
Get moving: Creating a research strategy for active cities
  Many cities around the globe are home to dangerous roads, social stigmas that bicycling is “for the poor,” and urban designs that neglect walking and bicycling. Photo by Slightly-less-random. Cities around the globe are seeing a creeping problem of ...
Photo by Joel Mann.
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
If only all the world's cities. Photo by Stig Nygaard.
Despite Some Policy Concerns, Copenhagen Still Among Safest Cities in the World
Do pedestrians “feel the squeeze” in Copenhagen because of too many bikers? Are there too many bikers in Copenhagen? These questions form the essence of two recent articles in the global press, the first in The New York Times, and ...
Minneapolis is Photo by Matt.
Off the Beaten Path: Minneapolis Shows Leadership in Cycling and Road Safety
This week marked the grand opening in Minneapolis, Minn. of the third segment of the Cedar Lake Trail, a now 4.3-mile stretch from the suburb of St. Louis Park all the way to the the Mississippi River downtown. The opening ...
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