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 ...
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Companies like FedEx Corp. are uniquely positioned to work with nonprofits and governments to help improve some of the world's worst traffic. Photo by discopalace.
Mitch Jackson is the Director of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FedEx Corporation (and he also writes for the FedEx Citizenship Blog.) This month, FedEx is beginning work with EMBARQ — the producer of TheCityFix — as an extension of ...
Lofty Idea: "Skywalks" for Mumbai Pedestrians
The "yellow caterpillar" skywalk snakes through Mumbai. Photo by Michael Rubenstein from the Wall Street Journal.
Sidewalks in Mumbai are feeling the squeeze. Pedestrians, street vendors, scooters and squatters all compete for space on the gridlocked footpaths around the city, where nearly 60% of the population travels by foot. In response to this overcrowding, the city ...
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 ...
The Future of Regional Commuting
VRE trains are one of the options for Washington, DC
The Washington Post’s Get There blog announced yesterday that Virginia Railway Express is planning service upgrades due to the availability of additional train parking space at L’Enfant station. These will include a new early morning express train from Fredericksburg, which ...
A New Face in Your Blogosphere
Say "hello" to our new blogger! Photo courtesy of Megan McConville.
You may recognize my name – I’ve been a contributor to TheCityFix for the past several months.  I recently took the job on full-time, so I wanted to introduce myself. I’m happy to be working with EMBARQ for the second ...