Posts tagged with 'South America'
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A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
A transformation on calle Mercaderes, Arequipa
Pedestrians stroll down Mercaderes Street in Arequipa, Peru. Photo by Susan Cornejo. Jaime Huamaní was born and raised in Arequipa, the southern city of Peru, home to over 840,000 people. When he was young, he left to study in another ...
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A passenger peruses a book stop in Brazil
Waiting at the Book Stop
A passenger peruses books at a “Book Stop” in Sao Paolo. Photo by Parada do Livro. What if bus shelters were also mini libraries? What if, while you waited for the bus, you could pick out a book, and take ...
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Cyclists in Brazil
Safety on two wheels? There’s an app for that
Two cities in Brazil have turned to the internet to improve cyclist safety. Photo by Fora do Eixo. One of the best modes of transport for a sustainable world – one that offers health benefits, increased mobility, and reduces pollution ...
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Film Reveals Bogota's Urban Transformation
Film Reveals Bogota’s Urban Transformation
I recently watched “Bogotá Change,” a film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival under a film series titled “Cities on Speed.” The video below is a trailer for the four films, covering urban challenges in Mumbai, Shanghai, Cairo and Bogota. ...
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Community Voices: Talking Transit in Arequipa, Peru
Community Voices: Talking Transit in Arequipa, Peru
Welcome to Arequipa, the famous “White City” of Peru. EMBARQ Andino has been working with the municipality here to improve transportation for all arequipeños, starting with the highly successful pedestrianization of Mercaderes Street.  Now, the city is taking on a ...
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Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
This post was originally published by Holger Dalkmann, the director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), on WRI Insights. As we look to make sense of the Rio+20 conference that concluded last week, we can confidently say that transportation drove its ...
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