Brandeis, Brazil, Bangalore: Welcome a New Voice on TheCityFix
Victoria Broadus, the newest full-time blogger for TheCityFix, takes a bike ride through a city park in Salvador, Brazil. Photo courtesy of Victoria Broadus.
Hello, hola, oi! And thanks for checking out my first blog post with TheCityFix. I joined EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, after spending the last year in Brazil and India. In Brazil I was mostly learning Portuguese, teaching English, ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 28: America’s Fittest Cities, Congestion Charging in Delhi, Gov 2.0 for Cities, Bike Giveaways
Washington, D.C. has been named the "fittest" city in America. Photo by bigmikesndtech.
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 ...
NyayaBhoomi: Champion for Delhi’s Auto Rickshaws
Business innovation and nonprofit advocacy are helping to transform Delhi's auto-rickshaw industry. Photo by Jared Zimmerman。
NyayaBhoomi, a Delhi-based non-governmental organization, has been playing an instrumental role in promoting auto-rickshaws and improving their services in Delhi since it was founded in 2002, under the leadership of Secretary Rakesh Agarwal. With more than 10,000 auto-rickshaw drivers registered ...
Navi Mumbai: Retrofitting a "Planned" City
Map courtesy of Nagraj Sheth of the Institute of Technology.
Navi Mumbai is a planned city to the east of Mumbai proper, just across the Thane creek. Beginning in the 1960s, the Maharashtra government made a concerted effort to reduce congestion, crowding and environmental degradation in Mumbai by transferring industry ...
"Game Jams" for Healthier Kids in the U.S.
Michelle Obama’s team at the Let’s Move! campaign is on a roll this week. On the same day as the Childhood Obesity Task Force released its action plan to the President comes another exciting announcement: As part of the Apps ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 28: America's Fittest Cities, Congestion Charging in Delhi, Gov 2.0 for Cities, Bike Giveaways
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 ...
Socially Responsible Business for India’s Auto Rickshaws
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin gained insights into India's auto rickshaw industry from the perspective of rickshaw drivers and manufacturers. Photo by Premshree Pillai.
In March 2010, my team of five U.S. MBA students had the opportunity to connect with a sector of society that was previously unknown to us – the auto rickshaw drivers of India. As part of our Global Connections course ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 21: Bike to Work Day, Hidden Health Costs of Transportation, High Blood Pressure in Polluted Cities
It's Bike to Work Week! Photo by sportpictures.
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 14: Urban Assault Ride, $6 Billion for Clean Transport, Safe Streets for Women
A new study says Mumbai is the safest city in India for women. Photo by mohit.ed.
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 ...
“Game Jams” for Healthier Kids in the U.S.
There's no denying the universal power of games. Photo by Albert Yap.
Michelle Obama’s team at the Let’s Move! campaign is on a roll this week. On the same day as the Childhood Obesity Task Force released its action plan to the President comes another exciting announcement: As part of the Apps ...