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 ...
Childhood Obesity Task Force: Healthier Kids Through Transport and Community Design
Photo by Northcountry Boy,
Here at TheCityFix, we’ve already written about how “fighting childhood obesity and creating opportunities for everyday activity and interaction through better planning go hand in hand.” Yesterday, our recommendations to move towards a more national model of active community design ...
New Report: “Bright Flight” Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
New Report: “Bright Flight” Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
A new study from the Brookings Institution, “The State of Metropolitan America,” shows that, for the first time, America’s suburbs are more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population, while younger, educated whites ...
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 ...
New Report: "Bright Flight" Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
A new study from the Brookings Institution, “The State of Metropolitan America,” shows that, for the first time, America’s suburbs are more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population, while younger, educated whites ...
SeeClickFix Integrates Data with D.C.'s New Open311 System
A screenshot of the SeeClickFix widget on TheCityFix DC.
Last week, our friends at SeeClickFix announced the mapping tool’s integration with Washington D.C.’s new Open311 API. What does this mean? Officially, “The cities’ use of this open source data platform will enable citizens to communicate service requests directly into ...