Posts tagged with 'infrastructure'
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 ...
Flooding in Pakistan. Photo by the United Nations Development Programme.
Adapting to Climate Change: Is Our Transport Infrastructure Robust Enough?
In the wake of  the Cancun climate negotiations, we thought it would be interesting to examine some of the likely impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure. “Rising sea levels, greater weather variability, and more extreme weather events like hurricanes, permafrost thawing, ...
Austin, TX, is one of the cities that has benefitted from IBM's Smarter Cities initiative. Photo by John Rogers.
IBM Helps Cities Become Smarter
Congestion pricing to reduce traffic and pollution; water systems that automatically detect leaks in pipelines and notify authorities; food that is tracked from farms to supermarkets to ensure food safety. These are some of the recent technological advances that are ...
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