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Bogotá, Colombia's BRT, TransMilenio. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina / Flickr
BRTData Enhances Indicators to Improve Accuracy and Comparisons
Since 2012, BRTdata.org has provided up-to-date information on bus rapid transit systems (BRTs) in more than 200 cities, from passenger data to coverage and costs. Developed in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit, International Energy Agency ...
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Planning for pedestrians involves considering the entire mobility system. Photo by Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil
Building Better Cities for Pedestrians Means Connecting the ‘Last Mile’
We are all pedestrians. Even if a car is your primary means of transportation, you are a pedestrian from the moment you park your vehicle and walk to your destination. This is also true if you use the bus, subway ...
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Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Better Urban Renewal (Hint: Think Community Engagement)
Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Better Urban Renewal (Hint: Think Community Engagement)
Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
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Cities depend on each street and park to be a place that people want to be. Photo by La Citta Vita / Flickr
Public Spaces: The Economic and Symbolic Value
Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
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Joinville Brazil is a Leading Proponent of Urban Trees. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities / Flickr
Every Tree Matters: Brazilian Cities Prioritize Urban Restoration
In addition to counting people, cars and kilometers of infrastructure, cities today are counting trees. Urban forests are another tool to combat climate change and increase quality of life in cities. Furthermore, concrete urban jungles lack a connection to nature, which directly ...
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Jan Gehl. Photo by Bruno Felin / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Video: “What Are You Waiting For, Brazil?” Jan Gehl Calls Cities to Action
At 80 years old, Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl shares his ideas on how to build a better future for global cities. Gehl has spent more than 50 years in academia and the professional world becoming a different, and ...
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