Posts tagged with 'China'
China now has the world's longest HSR line. Photo by dcmaster.
TheCityFix Picks, December 28th: Chinese High Speed Rail, New York Subway Tango, Indonesian Mini Bus BRT?
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, 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 ...
Congestion in Urban China is appalling...and growing. Photo by Liang Zhi Gou.
The Trillion Yuan Question: How Can China Fund Its Sustainable Growth?
This post was originally featured on WRIInsights and was co-authored with Daniel Bongardt, Transport Policy Advisor with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).  China—especially its cities—has embraced sustainable transport in a big way. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development recently urged Chinese cities ...
f-l-o-a-t staff crafting an emissions tracker kite. Photo by Sophia Chung.
Friday Fun: Kite-mounted air quality monitoring with F-L-O-A-T
In 2008, Olympic cyclists from the United States arrived in Beijing wearing respiratory masks  due to perceived health risks from poor air quality. Air pollution has thusly presented a perennial diplomatic challenge in the rocky Sino-American relationship. This June -in ...
China added more than 2 million kilometers of road in the past two decades, encouraging personal vehicle usage.
Research Recap, September 6: Asia Motorization, Transit Hubs, Pacific Northwest Gas Consumption
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Asia Motorization The Asian Development Bank released its 43rd annual report tracking sustainability data and practices ...
A pedestrian about to leave their mark on the tree canvasses of China. Photo courtesy of This Is Colossal.
Friday Fun: China’s Foot-Painted Tree Crossings
A simple crosswalk in Shanghai was turned into a piece of eco-conscious artwork, raising awareness about the environmental benefits of walking. In a partnership with advertising firm DDB China and the China Environmental Protection Foundation, 132 white canvases, adorned with ...
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 ...
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