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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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Beijing to Go Coal-Less in 2015
Beijing to Go Coal-Less in 2015
Beijing’s recent string of blue-sky days may be a more common sight to behold in 2015. This past week, the Chinese capital released the five-year “Beijing Municipal Clean Air Action Plan,” which aims to increase the number of blue-sky days ...
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New Report: Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan for Portland
New Report: Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan for Portland
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD), along with Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, released a new strategic plan to advance transit-oriented development (TOD)  in Portland, especially in areas outside of central Portland that have not had the same momentum for mixed-use and ...
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Ahmedabad’s Janmarg Wins International Award
Ahmedabad's Janmarg Wins International Award
BRTS JANMARG AHMEDABAD from devansh on Vimeo. The International Association for Public Transport (UITP) awarded the PT x 2 (“public transport times two”) award to the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport (CoE) at CEPT University, the knowledge partner behind Ahmedabad’s ...
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“Smarter Traveler” App Manages Traffic Flow
"Smarter Traveler" App Manages Traffic Flow
IBM, along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Center for Innovative Transportation at the University of California, Berkeley, announced a new effort to develop an intelligent transportation solution in managing traffic flow. The application, accessible through compatible smart ...
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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 ...
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Practical Design for the Urban Poor
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES,” the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and it ...
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Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and BRT in Latin America
Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and BRT in Latin America
This was originally posted on EMBARQ.org Representatives from the most influential transit agencies in Latin America will join bus system developers and other international transport experts on April 25-28 to share “Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and Bus Rapid Transit ...
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Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Bike Helmet Benefits The debate on the safety benefits of bike helmets rolls on with new ...
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TheCityFix Picks, April 15: Malaysian Mass Transit, Brownfield Conversions, Clean Time Square Air
TheCityFix Picks, April 15: Malaysian Mass Transit, Brownfield Conversions, Clean Time Square Air
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 ...