Research Recap: Smarter Cities, Safe Cycle Tracks, Manhattan-Centric Transport
Montreal's cycling lanes Photo by Andrew Bossi.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. SMARTER CITIES The Natural Resources Defense Council’s Smarter Cities project identified the top 15 metropolitan regions in ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 25: Electric Carshare, Air Pollution and Cocaine, Rock Girl Benches
"If aliens were looking down on Los Angeles they would come to the conclusion that the ultimate life form is the automobile." BMW's Activate the Future Series.
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 Obama’s ...
Philips Livable Cities Award: Vote Now!
The "Neighborhood Network Scheme" idea currently has the most votes for the Philips Livable Cities Award. Image via Philips on YouTube.
There’s a few weeks left to vote for the Philips Livable Cities Award, a global initiative launched in May 2010 designed to “generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of people living in cities.” Philips asked individuals and ...
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that makes the case for investing 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors to propel a transition towards a “low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy ” and catalyze ...
Friday Fun: Sneakers that Sprout
Photo from Oat.
We’ve found, perhaps, the epitome of eco-conscious fashion. (You might want to sit down.) A few weeks ago at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, models walked basically naked down the runway, save for wearing biodegradable shoes. (The theme of the show ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Film Festival is Back!
Brook Schaffer enjoys the Bike Film Festival in New York City back in summer of 2008. Photo by Jonna McKone.
Ah, the Bicycle Film Festival is on again! It premieres this week, hitting up Liverpool, Ireland, Portland, Ore. and Chicago, Ill.  The founding director, Brendt Barbur, started the festival when he was hit by a bus while bike riding in ...
Cities in Flux: Pilgrimage in Jakarta Stifles Movement Once a Year
Migrants, motorbikes and personal cars crowd Jakarta's streets during Lebaran. Photo by Rezan.
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Last year, nearly 30 million ...
Public Subsidizes Costly Car-Centric Link to Mumbai
Photo by seanpinto.
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a cable bridge that links Bandra to the western suburbs of Mumbai across one of the region’s many bays, is experiencing greater cost overruns than expected, compounded by lower rates of use and thus less toll ...
The Contradictions of Regulating “Pop-Up” Spaces
The H Street Pop-Up Lab was a hub for activities during last year's Digital Capital Week, a technology festival in Washington, D.C. Photo by kmf164.
Temporary urbanism—the trend of “pop-up places”—is growing in popularity, especially among retailers, politicians, planners, artists, landscape architects, entrepreneurs and activists. The concept of utilizing public or unused space for a short amount of time, in part, has become trendy because ...
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China’s Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
Crowded sidewalks are spurring angry sidewalk ragers. Photo by Andrea Hj,
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 Bangalore ...