"Low Carbon, Competitive Cities" at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is hosting the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Transport this week, presenting lectures and discussions around the theme of “Low Carbon, Competitive Cities. The annual conference, held this week from October 12 ...
SeeClickFix Adds New Features, Gets Smarter
SeeClickFix Adds New Features, Gets Smarter
Big news from our partners at SeeClickFix, the online mapping tool that helps citizens take direct action to fix problems in their community: they’ve preloaded the boundaries of 25,000 cities and towns — and more than 8,000 neighborhoods — into ...
Reading, Writing and…Walking?
Families participate in the 2006 International Walk & Bike to School Day. Photo by Derek Diamond.
Conveniently coinciding with the annual Walk21 conference in New York City, October 7th has been designated as International Walk to School Day. A handful of American students will grab their backpacks, tie their laces, and set off for school by ...
Open Cities: New Media's Role in Shaping Urban Policy
Today and tomorrow, Next American City will be hosting a series of panel discussions on “Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy.” EMBARQ Information & Innovation Director Rhys Thom will be presenting on how blogs like TheCityFix.com inform ...
Tracking Transportation Funds
Portland’s TriMet opened its MAX Green Line this September. Photo by sam_churchill.
The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has raised hopes but also concerns about its potential effects on sustainable transportation. Will enough funds be allocated to transportation and energy projects? And will it ...
“Low Carbon, Competitive Cities” at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
“Low Carbon, Competitive Cities” at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Transport
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is hosting the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Transport this week, presenting lectures and discussions around the theme of “Low Carbon, Competitive Cities. The annual conference, held this week from October 12 ...
Going Dutch in New York
Volunteers staff the bike share booth for the Hudson on the Holland (www.ny400.org) festivities. Photo by Ensie.
A temporary bike share (courtesy of the Dutch Embassy) was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to New York City, which all year has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Captain Henry Hudson’s voyage to “New Amsterdam,” ...
Walk21: More Footprints, Less Carbon
Walk21: More Footprints, Less Carbon
From Oct. 7-9, New York City will host the 10th annual Walk21 conference to promote walking and livable communities. The themes for the conference are: Theme 1: Walkable communities are sustainable communities Theme 2: Paved with gold: investing in the ...
Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy
Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy
Today and tomorrow, Next American City will be hosting a series of panel discussions on “Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy.” EMBARQ Information & Innovation Director Rhys Thom will be presenting on how blogs like thecityfix.com inform ...
World Habitat Day: Planning for Our Urban Future
Today is World Habitat Day 2009! Join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and UN-HABITAT to advocate, educate and donate in support of raising awareness about shelter and urban development, including affordable housing, urban planning, governance, slum upgrading, ...