Friday Fun: How 2 Urban Communities Are Protecting Their Trees
Two communities in Indonesia and India are fighting back to save their urban forests. (Photo: Vitor Pamplona/ Flick)
As they rapidly develop, many cities around the globe continue to clear urban forests for grey infrastructure. Indeed, roads, buildings and other parts of the built-environment are absorbing volumes of urban greenery, as trees and grass often lack priority within ...
How Mexico is Gearing Up for Habitat III
With Habitat III only a year away, Mexico is demonstrating its commitment to creating sustainable cities. (Photo: Armando Aguayo Rivera /Flickr)
It’s been over 19 years since the UN’s last Habitat conference—and with only one year left until Habitat III, countries across the globe are preparing for the UN’s next global conference on human settlements. Habitat III will be in Quito, ...
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
The World Health Organization's (WHO) new report on road safety makes clear the need for renewed effort to decrease traffic fatalities and injuries. (Photo: Harvey Barrison/ Flickr)
Today (October 19), the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global status report on road safety, previously published in 2013. The Global status report is the authoritative document for traffic safety, documenting global traffic deaths, analyzing the causes of traffic-related ...
7 Steps Businesses Can Take to Improve the Mobility of their Employees
7 Steps Businesses Can Take to Improve the Mobility of their Employees
In Brazil, commutes make up about half of all daily trips. Because the majority of the commutes occur at peak hours, Brazil’s major cities are facing intense congestion, particularly during rush hours. For example, in the metropolitan areas of São ...
Day 2 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: New Climate Economy and Using Technology for Better Cities
This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the 11th International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”). (Photo: karmacamilleeon/ Flickr)
This morning kicked off the second day of the International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City, where urban planners and transport experts have gathered to brainstorm on how to build more “human cities.” Today’s workshops, panels and ...
Why Developing Cities Should Standardize and Open Their Transit Data
Why Developing Cities Should Standardize and Open Their Transit Data
Wondering if it would be faster to bike, take the bus or metro to work? A simple search on Google Maps or your preferred transit app can give you this information almost instantly, thanks to transit agencies that provide their ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
To implement changes in governance, decision makers should develop a policy plan, use new technology, communicate internally and externally and monitor results. (Photo: Barry Jackson/ Flickr)
How do we make cities work for people? As a WRI Helms Fellow on Urban Governance and Sustainable Cities, Maria Antonia Tigre was tasked with answering this question. Through From ideas to implementation: creating sustainable cities with good governance here ...
Friday Fun: How Cities Around the Globe Are Innovating to Solve Food Insecurity
From indoor farming to subsidizing grocery stores, communities across the world are working to ease food insecurity in high risk areas. (Photo: McKay Savage/ Flickr)
Today (October 16) marks World Food Day, when communities across the world take a stand against hunger and food insecurity. Hunger is a particularly important issue in cities, since poor households in urban areas spend anywhere from 60 to 80 ...
Day 3 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: Road Safety, Reducing Waste and Shared Mobility
This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the 11th International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”).(Photo: hectorlo/ Flickr)
Today was the final day of the three-day conference International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City. The event brought together urban planners and transport experts from across the globe to help cities work toward a ...
Live from Mexico City: The Impact Today’s Cities Can Have on Tomorrow
This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the 11th International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”). Línea 4 de Metrobús in Mexico City is shown. (Photo Credit: EMBARQ Mexico)
TheCityFix is coming to you live from Mexico City this week, where EMBARQ Mexico is hosting the 11th annual International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) today through Wednesday. The conference is aimed at helping cities work toward ...