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A five-year pledge of $12.5 million will focus on key urban centers in China, India and Brazil. Photo by Ernie.
Caterpillar Foundation Awards Major Support to World Resources Institute for Sustainable Cities Initiative
The Caterpillar Foundation today announced a five-year, $12.5 million grant to the World Resources Institute (WRI) to advance the progress of environmentally sustainable and livable cities in China, India, and Brazil. WRI intends to develop low-carbon city models and pathways for environmentally sustainable ...
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Top Blog 2011: TheCityFix Brasil Among Top 30 Finalists!
Top Blog 2011: TheCityFix Brasil Among Top 30 Finalists!
It is our pleasure to announce that TheCityFix Brasil, produced by EMBARQ Brasil, is among the top 30 finalists in the sustainability category of Brazil’s Top Blog Award, one of the most prestigious blog competitions in the country. TheCityFix Brasil blog launched only six months ...
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Metropolitano BRT in Lima just transported its 100 millionth passenger. Photo by MissPics_.
Lima’s Metropolitano BRT Celebrates 100 Millionth Passenger
The Metropolitano System of Transport, more commonly known as Metropolitano, in October completed one year of full operation. The Metropolitano Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Segregated Corridor of High Capacity (known as COSAC I, by its Spanish acronym) reached its 100 millionth ...
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Study by health, transport and safety experts shows key problems in road safety, exposure to air pollution and physical inactivity. Photo via EMBARQ.org.
New Study Shows Link between Transport and Health in Arequipa
Arequipa’s transport system affects the health of its residents, leading to 320 traffic fatalities over three years, fostering regular walking and biking rates of only 9.9 percent, and contributing to dangerous air pollution levels that far exceed World Health Organization ...
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Puma Glow-in-the-Dark draws attention for its bright and robust design. Photo via Reuters.
Friday Fun: Glow-in-the-Dark Bicycle
A version of this post was orginially published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on October 7, 2011 in Portuguese in TheCityFix Brasil. Cycling is great, but it comes with risks, especially at night when there is less visibility and cyclists are ...
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The Guangzhou BRT runs along one of the busiest corridors in the city and carries 800,000 passengers each day. Photo via ITDP.
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
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