Post-Copenhagen Planning: Developing Countries Taking the Initiative on Sustainable Transport
To effectively address climate change while continuing to grow, it is crucial that developing countries pursue sustainable transport strategies like Mexico City's Metrobus.  Photo: EMBARQ.
Following up on our post about the treatment of the transport sector in countries’ post-Copenhagen plans, we’d like to point you to the analysis of developing countries’ Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) completed by the Bridging the Gap Initiative. The ...
Councilmember Kwame Brown: What Needs to Be Fixed?
Hmm...something's not right with this picture. Should this street be plowed? Kwame Brown wants you to report this and other issues to SeeClickFix. See our report here: http://seeclickfix.com/issues/17378
We are very excited to announce that At-Large D.C. Councilmember Kwame Brown (connect with him on TheCityFix Social!) is encouraging local residents to report transportation-related issues caused  by the record-breaking snow storms this week. Need your street to be plowed? ...
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
Yesterday, Michelle Obama rolled out her campaign against childhood obesity, dubbed “Let’s Move.” Along with the First Lady’s influential leadership, the project is backed by some significant resources, including as much as $1 billion a year in federal funds for ...
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood can meet a snowbound resident's daily needs.  How does your neighborhood fare?  Photo by Megan McConville.
We’re in the midst of another snowstorm here in D.C., and once again, I’m thanking my lucky stars that I live in a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood. Just like last time, the roads are a mess and my car is buried ...
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...
Vancouver Winter Olympics: Winning a Gold for Transportation?
Vancouver Winter Olympics: Winning a Gold for Transportation?
The Vancouver Olympics have catalyzed some sustainable developments, such as Millennium Water, a mixed-use community.  But can the Games make a real dent in the region’s livability challenges? The Olympics are, without a doubt, iconic events of international importance. They ...
Transport a Priority in Mumbai’s Planning Budget
Mumbai's proposed Metro Rail system, which was allocated some money in the recent transport-heavy budget.  Photo: Techarena
The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) budget for 2010-11 was approved on Tuesday.  The planning agency has proposed an annual outlay of Rs 6,143 crore (last year’s was Rs 6,653 crore).  For international readers, this is approximately equal to ...
For Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
More activity-friendly urban planning can be one of the best ways to get kids exercising - but is Michelle Obama shortchanging it in her Let's Move campaign?  Photo by massdistraction, Flickr.
Yesterday, Michelle Obama rolled out her campaign against childhood obesity, dubbed “Let’s Move.” Along with the First Lady’s influential leadership, the project is backed by some significant resources, including as much as $1 billion a year in federal funds for ...
Creating Streets for Walkers and Hawkers
The Mira Road skywalk. Photo via Accommodation Times.
This post is intended as a follow-up to Erica Schlaikjer’s recent post about the new “skywalks” in Mumbai. She highlighted several common criticisms – that these elevated walkways are inaccessible for the old and the disabled, that they destroy the ...
New PBS Documentary “Beyond the Motor City” Reveals America’s Transportation Past, Present and Future
Detroit is emblematic of American transportation history, with all its ups and downs (shown here is its abandoned but impressive Michigan Central Station).  Can the city become a model for transportation innovation and urban revitalization?  Photo by uʌ, Flickr.
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...