Posts tagged with 'Public Spaces'
The Ganesh Chaturthi street festival in Mumbai is significant for the local community both economically and culturally. Photo by ninadism/flickr.
Friday Fun: How 2 Street Festivals Are Giving Back to the Local Community
After last week’s Fourth of July celebrations here in Washington DC, summer has truly arrived. Throughout the season, the capital of the US features a spectacular lineup of street festivals in its public squares. From the Fourth of July celebrations ...
The White House in Washington, D.C. during 4th of July celebrations.  Photo credit: Matthew Straubmuller/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Cities Celebrating National Birthdays across the Globe
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and here in Washington DC we’re celebrating our national Independence Day with barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Each year, the federal holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, marking the birth ...
By managing growth that is compact, coordinated, and connected, transit-oriented development (TOD) prioritizes people over cars. Photo by Fred Inklaar.
7 Principles for Transit-Oriented Development
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
TheCityFix's own mural: "Cityfiksy". Photo by Andrew Stokols.
Friday Fun: Bringing Art to City Streets around the World
Street art can do a lot for a city: improve traffic safety, engage local political and social issues, and contribute to the vibrancy of urban communities. In many urban neighborhoods worldwide, street art is no long perceived as a public ...
Pedestrians walk along Rua XV in Curitaba, Brazil. Even among strangers, eyes on the street provide safety in public spaces. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
How “eyes on the street” contribute to public safety
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
Urban infrastructure--like this pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte--also serves as vital public space for residents. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
How Urban Infrastructure Contributes to Public Space
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
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