Creating “A Better Tomorrow” in America with Sustainable Transportation
Creating “A Better Tomorrow” in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
Bikes on Board: The Latest Research on Bicycle/Transit Integration
Bikes on Los Angeles County Metro's Gold Line. Photo by Nate Baird.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it to the recent TRB conference. But a few colleagues have come back from the conference bearing wonderful souvenirs, DVD-ROM discs packed full with details of the latest transportation research. As a budding bicycle ...
Want a Sustainable Future? Act Now to Curb "Automobile Ubiquity" in Mumbai
Chart by Lisa Rayle.
Last July, Mumbai celebrated the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a bridge to connect the island city of Mumbai with its surrounding western suburbs. This feat of construction was built not just to connect two points of land separated by ...
Where's Low Carbon Transport in Post-Copenhagen Pledges?
The first major piece of follow-up to the Copenhagen Accord took place Monday: the countries responsible for the bulk of climate-altering pollution formally submitted emission reduction plans, meeting the agreement’s Jan. 31 deadline. Fifty-five developed and developing countries submitted plans ...
Tall Buildings in Mumbai: High Expectations?
Mumbai's experiencing growing pains - the city wants to go up, but can it provide the infrastructure needed to support vertical development?  Photo by Deepak Gupta.
Today, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) kicked off their 2010 World Conference in Mumbai, titled Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age. Rapid urbanization of developing countries such as India and China over the past decade ...
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
Proposed improvements overlaid on existing conditions at the U Street/Florida Ave. intersection. Image via SeeClickFix.
It all started four months ago, when TheCityFix blogger David Daddio reported an issue on SeeClickFix about a dangerous intersection at U Street and Florida Ave., east of 18th Street NW. Over just several days, the report got responses from ...
Food Trucks: Tasty, But Tricky
Food trucks like the Fojol Brothers' can enliven urban spaces, but regulators haven't figured out how to treat them yet.  Photo: jsmjr, Flickr.
Yesterday morning, Prince of Petworth pointed out the opening of DC’s newest food truck, Sauca.  You can track its location here. Sauca is the latest addition to our local food cart explosion, joining the likes of the Fojol Brothers, SweetFlow ...
Transport-Related Apps for Your Smartphone
Acrossair's New York Nearest Subway app uses augmented reality to overlay subway location information onto images viewed through your smartphone camera.  Photo courtesy of Business Week.
Do you want to be able to map your bike routes as you ride and share them with fellow riders?  Impress your friends by locating the closest Zipcar on the spur of the moment?  Find the nearest subway station in ...
Where’s Low Carbon Transport in Post-Copenhagen Pledges?
The transport sector is the fastest growing sector in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, but many countries have no transport-related strategies planned in post-Copenhagen commitments. Photo by the author.
The first major piece of follow-up to the Copenhagen Accord took place Monday: the countries responsible for the bulk of climate-altering pollution formally submitted emission reduction plans, meeting the agreement’s Jan. 31 deadline. Fifty-five developed and developing countries submitted plans ...
Upcoming Event: Next American Vanguard
Next American City supporters attend the URBANEXUS DC event last December, which included a noontime lecture at the National Press Club. Photo courtesy of Next American City.
An important announcement from our friends at Next American City, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization and quarterly magazine dedicated to making cities better. They’re hosting the annual Next American Vanguard conference, and offering stipends to young urban leaders to participate in ...