Posts tagged with 'Ecuador'
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Solly Angel on How Cities Can Make Room Now for Growth Tomorrow
Solly Angel on How Cities Can Make Room Now for Growth Tomorrow
Countless cities are struggling to rein in development that is pushing their peripheries further and further from the city center. By 2030, many medium-sized cities in the global south are projected to double or triple in population, and much of ...
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Quito, Ecuador, site of Habitat III. Photo by Cristian Ibarra Santillan / Flickr
Habitat III Introduces the New Urban Agenda to the World. Then What?
Next week’s Habitat III conference will see more than 45,000 leaders, decision makers and urban experts sign into force the New Urban Agenda(NUA) – the outcome declaration of the global UN summit – and set a course for 20 years of urban transformation. ...
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Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN Habitat, at preparatory meeting for Habitat III in Surabaya, Indonesia. Photo by Anjali Mahendra
Improving Life for the Urban Under-Served Makes Cities Better for All – But That’s Not the Only Reason to Do It
The New Urban Agenda – a vision of inclusive, resilient, sustainable cities where everyone has access to resources and economic opportunity – will be center stage next month at the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, known as Habitat III. ...
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The Guangzhou BRT runs along one of the busiest corridors in the city and carries 800,000 passengers each day. Photo via ITDP.
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
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The 2011 SIBRT Congress is co-hosted by Metrovia, a bus rapid transit system in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Image via Wikipedia.
Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and BRT in Latin America
This was originally posted on EMBARQ.org Representatives from the most influential transit agencies in Latin America will join bus system developers and other international transport experts on April 25-28 to share “Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and Bus Rapid Transit ...
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SIBRT hopes to provide useful data and best practices for cities looking to implement bus rapid transit globally. Photo by Meena Kadri.
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Latin America has some of the most touted transit systems in the world, but it also has some poorly run and maintained transport systems. Since the 1970s, ever since the concept of BRT was born in Curitiba, Brazil, these systems have ...