Posts in the 'Urban Development + Accessibility' category
EMBARQ and UN-Habitat released a new publication, "Quick Guide: Establishing a Multi-Stakeholder Forum for Urban Mobility." Photo via EMBARQ.org.
World Urban Forum: New Partnership to Support Sustainable Urban Mobility
The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN–Habitat) and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) are partnering to create more sustainable cities by working to provide universal access to safe, clean and affordable transport. The new initiative will focus on the needs of ...
Photo by Andreas Møl Dalsgaard via the Danish Film Institute.
Film Reveals Bogota’s Urban Transformation
I recently watched “Bogotá Change,” a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival under a film series titled “Cities on Speed.” The video below is a trailer for the four films, covering urban challenges in Mumbai, Shanghai, Cairo and Bogota. ...
Ryno Motors powered unicycle. Photo courtesy Ryno Motors.
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
America’s great foray into “personal, green transportation”—the Segway—has not actually transformed the ways pedestrians interact with the built environment, so much as it has provided tour groups and campus police forces with a new way to cruise. These vehicles, which blur ...
India has a long path head to achieve adequate road capacity. Photo by Bob Witlox.
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India Road Network The Indian Ministry of Road Transportation released its latest Basic Road Statistics Report, which ...
A congested Brazilian Highway.  Photo by Paulo Fehlauer.
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, “Elegant Density,” Texting Behind the Wheel
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Reinventing waterfronts is a storied trend from Paris to Portland. Photo courtesy of the Paris Mayor's Office.
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
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