Call for Essays on Ways to Link Planning and "Climate-Proof" Sustainable Development
The American Planning Association (APA) released a call for essays on the link between climate change and urban planning. APA leads  an initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, a set of projects designed to foster low-carbon economic ...
This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Love for Public Transportation
Amanda and Brendan Miles pose for wedding pictures in Calgary. Photo via CBC News.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember our “Ode to Bicycling“  or “The Romance of the Greyhound“? What about when we wrote about “love seats” on buses in Copenhagen? Well, if you’re looking for similarly romantic ideas to woo your sweetie on sustainable transportation today, look ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 11: Taxi Takeover of BRT, Smoggy Euro Cities, BusTime for New York
Bike culture is growing in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo by Robert Mann.
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Mexico City Launches Third Line of Metrobus BRT
Metrobus Line 3 begins operations. Photo via CTS-México.
Translated from Spanish via ctsmexico.org. Mexico City’s Metrobús launched Line 3 on Tuesday. The trunk line of the city’s five-year-old BRT system is expected to move 120,000 passengers per day between Tenayuca and Etiopía. The new line will include 17 ...
Data and Analysis to Improve Road Safety in Arequipa
The city of Arequipa is working to make streets safer, especially for pedestrians, the most vulnerable users of the road. Photo by Phil Whitehouse.
The historic and ornate city of Arequipa is the economic and cultural hub of Southern Peru. But crowded streets, poor air quality and a disordered array of buses characterize mobility in this Andean city, the second largest in the country. ...
Call for Essays on Ways to Link Planning and “Climate-Proof” Sustainable Development
How can cities in North and South America employ urban planning to develop in sustainable ways?
The American Planning Association (APA) released a call for essays on the link between climate change and urban planning. APA leads  an initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, a set of projects designed to foster low-carbon economic ...
Friday Fun: Garden Buses
The prototype of Bus Roots. Photo by
New York University student Marco Antonio Castro Cosio developed a playful design of a bus with a “green roof,” aimed at rethinking quality of life in the city. The designer, who attends the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the ...
Meters for Moto-Taxis
The "Moto-Meter" is set to hit the streets in Bangkok by March. Photo via Cyber Biz.
Two American expats living in Thailand think they’ve found a way to revolutionize the motorcycle taxi industry: Equip the bikes with portable “Moto-Meters.” It seems like a no-brainer, but surprisingly, these meters don’t always exist, especially in such an unregulated industry where ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry’s Bike-Centric Business Model
Wash Cycle Laundry picks up a load in the streets of Philadelphia. Photo by Gabe Mandujano.
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
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“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...