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Challenges to Urbanization in Tianjin
A recent episode of the CNN series, Future Cities, highlights the challenges Tianjin, China faces as it follows a recognizable urbanization model. Currently the city houses 11 million residents with more on the way. According to Richard Quest, the host ...
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Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles, according to anonymous sources interviewed for an article in the Jordan Times. The major transport project has received ...
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Pedestrian Infrastructure Essential to Safer Roads Worldwide
  The rapidly growing car culture in Mumbai has led officials and urban planners to compromise pedestrian infrastructure for car-centric and congestion-easing strategies. According to the Times of India, although 44 percent of citizens walk some distance to work, the ...
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Friday Fun: Commuters Slide to Metro in Utrecht
Friday Fun: Commuters Slide to Metro in Utrecht
HIK Ontwerpers, an Utrecht-based design firm, installed slides at the Overvecht Station to help passengers catch their trains. Officially called a “transfer accelerator,” the slide is part of a set of urban installations. Previous to the installation, the Overvecht Station ...
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Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation, as part of a complete overhaul of Energy.gov. Color-coded points represent various alternative fuel sources, including electric and hydrogen stations. In ...
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Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Last month, the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development (ITDP) partnered with artist, musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to raise awareness for sustainable transport in Latin American cities. In an 18-day, nine-city tour, Byrne took the stage ...
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