Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Convenient, wide, and clearly marked, this crosswalk in São Paulo, Brazil encourages walking by design. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
How Rethinking Urban Design Can Create Healthier Communities
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
Istanbul is looking to expand its network of bike lanes and promote cycling to improve public health and well-being. Photo by EMBARQ Turkey/Flickr.
How Istanbul Is Improving Public Health by Designing for Cycling
Growing physical inactivity at a global scale is causing more people to suffer from chronic diseases every day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 31 percent of adults 15 years old and older were insufficiently active in 2008, leading ...
With 32 percent fewer traffic accidents involving children, Seoul, South Korea is one example of how changing street design can improve road safety.
Designing Safer Cities for Children
When you consider the global statistics, it’s no surprise that this year’s U.N. Global Road Safety Week focuses on children’s safety.  According to a 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) report, 21 percent of all road traffic-related fatalities worldwide were among ...
Making Cities Safer by Design: a Conversation with Jan Gehl and Ani Dasgupta
Making Cities Safer by Design: a Conversation with Jan Gehl and Ani Dasgupta
This week is the third UN Global Road Safety week, and the theme is saving children’s lives on roads worldwide. TheCityFix had the chance to sit down with Jan Gehl, renowned architect and urban designer, and Ani Dasgupta, Global Director ...
While sidewalks are an essential part of public space in cities everywhere, how local governments finance, develop, and maintain sidewalks depends on the local context. Photo by Asher Isbrücker/Flickr.
Who Owns Our Sidewalks?
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
To ensure sustainable urban development, Shenzhen, China has been experimenting with several innovative strategies for financing transit infrastructure. Photo by Chris/Flickr.
How a Chinese Megacity is Innovating Finance for Transit-Oriented Development
China’s rapid urbanization has dramatically increased the need for public transit infrastructure. To accommodate these changes, it’s estimated that China needs to expand urban rail by at least 3,000 kilometers by 2020—approximately a $4 trillion investment. In Chinese cities, funding ...
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