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In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough - An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 2)
In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough – An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 2)
The sun setting in Mumbai. Photo by d ha rm e sh. Earlier this week, TheCityFix ran the first part of an interview with Krishnaraj Rao, a citizen turned activist, who now spends a significant portion of his day advocating ...
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In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough - An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 1)
In One Mumbai Suburb, Pedestrians Say Enough Is Enough – An Interview with Krishnaraj Rao (Part 1)
Here Pedestrians hold back traffic after painting a sidewalk on the street. Photo from Friendlyghost. Krishnaraj Rao lives in Borivli, a suburb of Mumbai known for its famous Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and, more recently, its residents who have taken ...
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Community Living Rooms - An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Community Living Rooms – An Effort to Make LA’s Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Photo by Monica Almeida from The New York Times. This weekend the New York Times had an article about a neat initiative to transform bus stops in Los Angeles into something called “community living rooms” – that’s a pleasant and ...
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Death Toll Reaches 20,000 in Five Years on Mumbai's Trains
Death Toll Reaches 20,000 in Five Years on Mumbai’s Trains
Photo by MumbaiDailySnapshot. From the Boston Globe, this just in: “More than 20,000 people have been killed on Mumbai’s notoriously overcrowded train system over the past five years — many of them crushed, run over or electrocuted — according to ...
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Freeway Revolts
Freeway Revolts
Photo by Lush.i.ous. Joe Foti, a colleague of mine at WRI, just alerted me to a sprawling Wikipedia page on freeway revolts, a term referring to citizen efforts to stop freeway construction in their neighborhoods. In some cases the entry ...
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Noise Pollution in Cairo: "A Silent Enemy"
Noise Pollution in Cairo: “A Silent Enemy”
Photo by Hossam all line. The New York Times reports today that noise on Cairo’s streets averages 85 decibels, the equivalent of standing just 15 feet from a passing freight train. And that’s just the average. In the loudest parts ...
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