Posts tagged with 'Turkey'
Istanbul's roads buckle under heavy traffic, making commute times into the city extremely high. It's time for Turkey to move away from cars and focus on sustainable mass transport. (Photo: Dan / Flickr)
Turkey’s Congestion Problem: Why New Roads Aren’t the Answer
The United States’ urban transport mantra of “wider and more roads” dates back to the 1900s and is slowly being phased out for more compact development. However, in Turkey, the sentiment remains alive and well. To demonstrate this, consider Turkey’s ...
A driver using the Occulus Rift, a popular virtual reality device, to simulate a driving experience.  (Photo: Nan Palmero / Flickr)
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Talking about virtual reality (VR) often calls to mind movies like The Matrix or futuristic video games—however, VR is also proving to be an unlikely ally in the fight to make roads safer in cities everywhere. The World Health Organization warns ...
After years of intense traffic congestion, Istanbul began pedestrianizing its Historic Peninsula in 2005, prioritizing walkability and improving local air quality. (Photo by Mesut Tufan)
How Istanbul Improved Air Quality by Putting Pedestrians First
Motorized vehicle emissions are a primary cause of air pollution and yield some of the most adverse impacts on public health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to heavy traffic—even living near a major road—harms health and increases ...
Cyclists ride bike path along Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by peskymonkey.
World Health Day: 5 questions on how transport is related to health
TheCityFix interviewed EMBARQ Health and Road safety expert, Claudia Adriazola-Steil, for World Health Day 2013: Q1. How can we tackle the problem of rising obesity and physical inactivity through transport? Lack of physical activity contributes to 3.2 million deaths annually, ...
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions. Photo by David W.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions
This post was originally featured on WRI.org.  The World Resources Institute, led by its sustainable transport center, EMBARQ, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) established a partnership today that will further their mutual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban transportation. ...
Akyaka is a small village in southwest Turkey that has joined the ropes in promoting a slow growth model. Photo by Yilmaz Ovunc.
Cittaslow: Gradual Development for Small Cities
Cittaslow is an international nonprofit membership organization and movement employed by small cities to preserve the identity of their cultures. Born out of the “Slow Food” movement, Cittaslow promotes similar values of improving quality of life by slowing down the ...
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