Posts tagged with 'infrastructure'
Trottenberg was the keynote speaker at last night's Sustainable Transportation Award Ceremony. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
Last night, Guangzhou, China was announced as the winner of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. The seventh annual award, created by the  Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recognizes a city that made the most progress in improving mobility, reducing emissions and improving ...
Screenshot from the website wheelmap.org
Wheelchair Access Via Open Source Mapping
Via the blog, SupraGeography, written by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher and software developer at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), TheCityFix came across wheelmap.org. It’s a website (and iPhone app) built to display and aggregate information on wheelchair access in ...
The 2014 World Cup presents an opportunity for Brazil to boost its sustainable transport infrastructure. Photo by Alicia Nijdam.
Sustainable Transport Moves Center Stage as Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Looms
Originally posted on Smart + Connected Communities Institute by Laurence Cruz. Sustainable transport may not be the first thing people associate with Brazil—a country that typically calls up images of soccer, samba and coffee. But that may be about to ...
Data from the report, "Estimating The Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, And Road Infrastructure."
New Report: Biking Builds Jobs
Grist.org and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have been writing about how building biking infrastructure spurs job growth in the wake of two inter-related studies. Nonmotorized transit projects create indirect, direct and induced jobs (i.e. growth in other ...
The Case for Streetcars
The Case for Streetcars
Almost 50 years ago, streetcars in Washington, D.C. stopped running and most of their tracks were removed. Now they’re back and ready for a revival, with parts of the first two lines slated to open next spring. In this post, we talk ...
The "Harvest City," a vision for post-earthquake Haiti. Photo via Huffington Post.
Floating City for Haiti: Does it Hold Water?
Floating cities may seem like science fiction, but for some architects and planners, the concept is a real consideration for sustainable urban design, especially  for coastal city-dwellers who face rising sea levels and climatic disasters that demand alternatives to existing ...
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