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D.C. Transit Data Now Available on Google Maps
D.C. Transit Data Now Available on Google Maps
In a new partnership with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Google announced a recent update to Google Maps that will now include all of D.C.’s Metro and bus stations, stops and routes, as well as connections to other ...
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Friday Fun: Driverless City
Friday Fun: Driverless City
The Audi Urban Future Award is an international competition among privately selected architectural firms to design the future of cities. The initiative is Audi’s effort to look at the urban environment as a laboratory and to create a changed reality ...
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Development-Oriented Transit: Minimizing Taxpayer Investments, Maximizing Community Value
Development-Oriented Transit: Minimizing Taxpayer Investments, Maximizing Community Value
Katlin Jackson and Julia Levitt are co-authors of this post. There is a lot of talk throughout the United States about transit-oriented development (TOD). The term describes the planning of private development around station areas for new transit system investments, ...
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Decade of Action for Road Safety: Launching a Worldwide Movement to Save Lives
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Launching a Worldwide Movement to Save Lives
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Today marks the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, a worldwide effort declared by the United Nations General Assembly ...
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Decade of Action for Road Safety: Africa
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Africa
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. In response to the United Nations launching the Decade of Action for Road Safety this week, many countries have been making policy and ...
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TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
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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Brookings Institution: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
Brookings Institution: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
The Metropolitan Policy Program (MPP) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. yesterday hosted “Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America,” an event that coincided with the release of Brookings’ first-of-its-kind analysis on public transit’s ability to link workers to ...
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Space Hogs in Hong Kong
Space Hogs in Hong Kong
A key mantra of sustainable development is the idea that smaller is better. A smaller housing unit requires a smaller initial expenditure of resources and, perhaps more importantly, consumes a smaller quantity of energy throughout its lifespan. Another potential benefit ...
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Avoiding Traffic Crashes with High-Tech Cameras
Avoiding Traffic Crashes with High-Tech Cameras
Continental, the Germany-based international automotive components supplier, developed a stereo camera as a component of its braking system. The camera recognizes pedestrians and prevents serious road injuries. The company hopes that this new device will help prevent or at least ...
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Live Near Your Work: D.C. Issues Grants to Support Homeownership
Live Near Your Work: D.C. Issues Grants to Support Homeownership
Washington, D.C.’s Office of Planning (OP) released a Request for Applications (RFA) for a Live Near Your Work (LNYW) pilot program. The RFA will provide grants for downpayment and closing cost assistance to individual employees in a matching homeownership grant ...