Posts in the 'Urban Development + Accessibility' category
What will a world population of 7 billion do to our quality of life? Photo by the World Resources Institute.
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
United Nations demographers mark today as the symbolic date for when the world population reached 7 billion people. The weight of this new scale of population on the world’s resources is a topic we cover on this blog every day. ...
Mexico City has been experiencing a rise in its bicycle culture. Photo by Dani Simons.
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
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 ...
Friday Fun: Temporary Urban Gardens
Friday Fun: Temporary Urban Gardens
As an entry to the 2009 edition of the International Garden Competition in Bilbao, Spain, landscape and urban designer Diana Balmori and her studio entered the temporary urban garden project. The proposal is a garden of contrasts, between native and ...
Photo by Will Vanlue.
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
A recent study out of the London School of Medicine found that in comparing walking to cycling on London’s congested roads, bicyclists tend to have a higher concentration of carbon deposit in their lungs. We previously covered this story as ...
Is your city a leader in innovative thinking? Photo by Thorsten Becker.
IBM Hosts Twitter Talk to Promote Smarter Cities Challenge 2012
Did you catch yesterday’s Twitter chat on what it takes to be a smarter city? To promote its 2012 Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM hosted a discussion with Stanley S. Litow, IBM’s vice president of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs and ...
Photo by Brian Pennington.
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America’s Broken Bridges
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Wi-Fi On-the-Go Nearly half of public transit customers in the Midwest and East Coast United States ...
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