Posts tagged with 'environment'
A woman bikes around the Moon Palace Hotel during the COP-16 meeting in Cancun. Photo via cc2010.mx.
Transport After Cancun: Now What?
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. The Cancun Agreements have been widely praised as a step forward for international negotiations on climate change. Progress was in some ways modest, delaying the biggest questions for the future, like the future of Kyoto Protocol commitments ...
The success of Bogota's TransMilenio bus rapid transit system is largely based on the concentrated development that has occurred around bus corridors. Photo by Javier Guillot.
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Integrate, Integrate, Integrate
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by London-based Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Children imagine a low-carbon world at the Climate Change Village in Cancun, Mexico. Photo via COP16/CMP6 website.
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
The following is a message from Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), which includes EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) Both SLoCaT and the Bridging the Gap initiative prepared draft recommendations for reducing greenhouse ...
Map from D.C. Hunger Solutions and Social Compact Report.
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Generally, in the United States larger grocery store chains supply a variety of fresh food at lower costs, while independent grocers, bodegas and smaller stores have less selection and higher operating costs and prices.  Such stores tend to have a ...
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
It came as a bit of a shock to foreign observers when the Iranian central government declared a 24-hour “holiday” last Wednesday in Tehran in response to the extremely unhealthy level of air pollution city officials were expecting, but unfortunately ...
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