Posts tagged with 'infrastructure'
The World Bank is calling for applications to attend a transport planning workshop in Seoul. Photo by Trey Ratcliff.
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
The World Bank  will host a 7-day learning event, “Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” to be held in Seoul from October 7th through October 13th, 2012, prefaced by a 4-week remote learning course. The event is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Land, ...
A big week for BRT globally, Los Angeles, Lahore, Cebu City and Free State, South Africa all plan BRT expansion.  Photo by Chester Paul Sgroi.
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
Integrated Transport Lahore announced that its 32-kilometer bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be set to begin operations by September, emulating Istanbul’s Metrobus transit system, with a gift of 100 articulated buses from Istanbul Mayor Kadir Tobbaş. The San Francisco ...
Downtown streets were totally rebuilt to provide safe transit for the new buses and help recover the urban environment. Photo by EMBARQ Mexico.
The New Kid on the Block: Metrobus Opens Line 4 in Mexico City
With input from Marco Priego. Mexico City now has a new bus service running through the heart of the Historic District, with service to the international airport. Metrobus Line 4, which opened on April 1, shows ingenuity and exemplifies the ...
Photo by Kalyan Neelamraju.
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With input from Prashanth Bachu. Vishakapatnam, a major port city on the southeast coast of India, recently introduced a successful “no motor vehicle” zone ...
Photo by Joel Mann.
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
Cheonggyecheon in Seoul, South Korea is an international best practice for greenways that has also seen an increase in development and rents along  the corridor and a decrease in air and noise pollution and traffic. Photo by Sarah Kim.
Urban Highways Offer Cities New Opportunities for Revitalization
If the twentieth century was known for building highways, the twenty-first century may be known for tearing them down. A new report jointly produced by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ, ”The Life and Death of Urban Highways,” ...
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