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Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
The Phillips Livable Cities Award is a global initiative that celebrates simple solutions to improve health and well-being in cities. The award competition was designed to generate practical and achievable ideas to improve the quality of life for city-dwellers across the ...
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By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
By The City/For The City: Civic Involvement Improves New York
The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD), a nonprofit organization fostering dialogue in urban planning, and the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), a nonprofit planning and design organization, are collecting ideas on how to design a better New York City through ...
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Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Water Shortages One billion city dwellers will suffer from water shortages in 2050, predicts a scientist ...
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Enjoy the Ride on Earth Day!
Enjoy the Ride on Earth Day!
Many transit authorities around the nation are offering free rides today, in honor of Earth Day. Make sure to follow your regional or local transit authority for similar promotions!
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TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
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 ...
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Can Pod Cars Transform Traffic in Delhi?
Can Pod Cars Transform Traffic in Delhi?
Delhi is considering installing “pod cars” as a form of public transit. According to New Delhi Television (NDTV), India’s news station, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit asked Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd. (DIMTS) and Transport Department to prepare a ...
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“Legible London” Maps Encourage Walking
"Legible London" Maps Encourage Walking
Transport for London (TfL), the government body in charge of Greater London’s transit system, installed pedestrian-friendly maps in strategic decision-making spots, like subway entries and bus stops, to encourage walking. In addition to being a healthy and environmentally friendly mode ...
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Raising Revenues through Bus Advertisements
Raising Revenues through Bus Advertisements
The Charlotte-Area Transit System (CATS) signed a five-year, $2.6 million contract with Titan, a transit advertising company, to allow advertisements on its fleet of buses and light rail. The agreement gives Titan the exclusive right to sell and manage advertising on ...
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Friday Fun: Colorful Chalk Markings for Bike Paths
Friday Fun: Colorful Chalk Markings for Bike Paths
Contrail, created by ULICU, a social innovation company, is a small attachment to your bicycle that dispenses non-toxic and eco-friendly chalk liquid on to the tire of your bike and leaves a temporary mark on the pavement. The project wrapped ...
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New Report: China’s Rapid Motorization Calls for Efficient Public Transit
New Report: China’s Rapid Motorization Calls for Efficient Public Transit
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new report last week as part of its Energy and Climate Program on China’s fast-paced motorization and possible strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the increase in vehicles. Below is a ...