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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 ...
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Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
Indore's groundbreaking public-private partnership to improve transit is a model for rapidly growing Indian cities. Photo by EMBARQ.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
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New Carsharing Association Aims to Reduce Car Ownership
The first carsharing association seeks to brand carsharing as socially and einvornmentally minded transit option. Photo by atmtx.
Eighteen carsharing companies from around the world recently formed a new association that emphasizes the environmental and social impact of their work, with a focus on reducing car ownership and promoting integrated public transportation. It makes sense that carsharing leaders would eventually come ...
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Call for Essays on Ways to Link Planning and “Climate-Proof” Sustainable Development
How can cities in North and South America employ urban planning to develop in sustainable ways?
The American Planning Association (APA) released a call for essays on the link between climate change and urban planning. APA leads  an initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, a set of projects designed to foster low-carbon economic ...
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Friday Fun: Garden Buses
The prototype of Bus Roots. Photo by
New York University student Marco Antonio Castro Cosio developed a playful design of a bus with a “green roof,” aimed at rethinking quality of life in the city. The designer, who attends the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the ...
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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 ...
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Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
EMBARQ India's new guidebook analyzes Seoul's new bus system. Photo by Bebouchard.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future ...
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Call for Essays on Ways to Link Planning and "Climate-Proof" Sustainable Development
The American Planning Association (APA) released a call for essays on the link between climate change and urban planning. APA leads  an initiative of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, a set of projects designed to foster low-carbon economic ...
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This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Love for Public Transportation
Amanda and Brendan Miles pose for wedding pictures in Calgary. Photo via CBC News.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember our “Ode to Bicycling”  or “The Romance of the Greyhound“? What about when we wrote about “love seats” on buses in Copenhagen? Well, if you’re looking for similarly romantic ideas to woo your sweetie on sustainable transportation today, look ...
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TheCityFix Picks, February 11: Taxi Takeover of BRT, Smoggy Euro Cities, BusTime for New York
Bike culture is growing in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo by Robert Mann.
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 ...