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Open public spaces in Mumbai are feeling the squeeze. Photo by OneEighteen.
"Mumbai on Two Feet": Open Public Spaces for a Healthier City
In Mumbai, shrinking space has become a public health concern, with a significant strain on the city’s resources. “Only 6 percent of the total land in the city is made up of open public spaces,” according to Pankaj Joshi of ...
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“Zero Emission Electric Car”, or just an Elsewhere Emission Car? Photo by Lee Schipper.
What’s Schipper Saying? Expanding Choices for Car Consumers and the True Cost of Wasting Energy
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
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What's Schipper Saying? Expanding Choices for Car Consumers and the True Cost of Wasting Energy
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
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World Health Day activities in city of Benghazi, Libya. Photo by hatim eltaira.
TheCityFix Picks, April 9: High-Speed Rail Hub, World Health Day, iPad for Transit
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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Abu Dhabi's new urban design guidelines call for more greater connectivity and accessibility, especially for pedestrians.
Abu Dhabi Showcases Sustainable Urban Design
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) in February released the Urban Street Design Manual, a 172-page guidebook that outlines design standards to create more walkable communities in Abu Dhabi, the largest and most oil-rich of the seven members of ...
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Google Maps Now Includes Bicycling Directions
Google Maps Now Includes Bicycling Directions
Google Maps now has directions for cyclists! In 2005, Google started offering directions for car drivers, then two years later, it added transit routes. The map navigation expanded to pedestrians in 2008. We’ve already written about how Google Maps is ...
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