Posts in the 'Urban Governance' category
Residents away a bus in the port city of Saint Denis. Access to real-time information about transit can help reduce waiting times and increase ridership. Photo by Miwok/Flickr.
Real-Time Transit Data Is Good for People and Cities. What’s Holding This Technology Back?
People with access to real-time transit information have been shown to spend 15 percent less time waiting at bus stops than people without this information. Additionally, a study of Chicago’s bus routes found that access to real-time transit information increased ...
The city of Bhubaneswar, India scored the highest position in the country's Smart Cities Initiative, with a 78.83 percent evaluation. The city will be competing with other across India to improve quality of life. Photo by Damien Roué/Flickr.
India’s Smart Cities Mission Takes A Forward Step
In the last 15 years of my professional career, many concepts around urban development have come and gone, but none have evoked such an excitement as the Narendra Modi government’s proposed 100 Smart Cities initiative, that has a price tag ...
A street scene in Mumbai, India. Cars--and how we use them--took center stage in this year's series on TheCityFix. Photo by Nico Crisafulli/Flickr.
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 3 Series Take a Deep Dive into the World’s Pressing Urban Issues
Cities are complex systems, and many of the problems facing our urban communities are deeply complex. From the local decision making environment to shared mobility and managing transport demand, three series featured on TheCItyFix this year took a deep dive ...
To celebrate the holidays, cities close down streets for pedestrians, open markets, and hold parades in public spaces. Photo by Ted Eytan/Flickr
How Cities Around the World Use Public Space to Celebrate the Holidays
For cities, holidays signal a transformation in atmosphere. Street lights change colors, decorations are hung, and festivals turn sleepy downtowns into largescale celebrations for locals. Just as families and individuals adorn their homes with ornaments and trimmings, cities use their ...
Photo by COP Paris/Flickr
COP21 Highlights Importance of City Actions in the Climate Fight
We have entered the age of the local leader. At COP21, more than 400 mayors came together for the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, organized by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations ...
The success of China's upcoming congestion charges hinge on their ties with sustainable public transport. Photo by Tim Riley/Flickr
Proper Use of Congestion Fee Can Cut China’s Traffic Jams
The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport is considering a trial of congestion charges on vehicles from 2016 to mitigate traffic congestion in the city. The government’s priority, as proposed in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) and the Traffic Congestion Mitigation ...
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