Posts tagged with 'Friday Fun'
Innovative building designs can use "smog-eating" technology to improve air quality in cities like Bogota, Colombia. Photo by Michael McCullough/Flickr.
Friday Fun: How Buildings Can Help “Eat” Urban Smog
Many cities around the world are suffering from severe air pollution. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s urban air quality database reveals that about half of the global urban population is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times ...
Mobile-based technology is transforming bus travel in cities like Jinotega, Nicaragua and making public transit more responsive to the needs of local communities. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr.
Friday Fun: 3 Ways Mobile Technology is Transforming Bus Travel
In the last fifty years, bus systems have evolved significantly as a mode of public transit. From the onset of bus rapid transit (BRT) in the mid-1970s to the growing variety of alternative fuel options—including  cooking oil and human waste ...
Bike share programs offer people a way to commute to work efficiently and sustainably. Photo by Richard Masoner/Cyclelicious.
Friday Fun: 2015’s Top Bike Stories So Far
Today is our annual Bike to Work Day here in Washington, D.C. For many city residents, commuting is ingrained in their daily routine. By targeting how people regularly travel to and from work, there’s a lot of potential to transform ...
"Wishful Thinking" shows that, although traffic collisions are often blamed on individual behavior, urban design can be a powerful tool for improving road safety. Graphic by Nikhil Chaudhary.
Friday Fun: Creatively Engaging Road Safety with a Graphic Narrative
India has the highest number of accident fatalities in the world. But the pressing issue of road safety is rarely taken seriously. This is particularly apparent, given the high frequency and intensity of risks that motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists take ...
A spiritual gathering of millions of people in India, the Kumbh Mela can be considered a temporary urban environment and offers many fascinating insights for urbanists. Photo by AlGraChe/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Lessons and Innovations from India’s Temporary City, the Kumbh Mela
In January, 2013, a city emerged on the banks of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in Allahabad, India. Temporary bamboo and fabric structures appeared on a floodplain that had been underwater just weeks before. Metal plates were laid down for ...
Thanks to innovations in mobile app technology, residents in cities all over the world can share goods, services, and experiences with one another. Photo by Louisa Billeter/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Three Apps That Help You Connect with Your City
Cities aren’t just a collection of buildings, they’re home to billions of people. They are where we expect to interact with one another and work collaboratively to make our communities better places to live. Different technologies—including mobile phone apps—are enabling ...
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