1000 Cities 1000 Lives: WHO Launches Campaign for Urban Health
1000 Cities 1000 Lives: WHO Launches Campaign for Urban Health
The World Health Organization wants you to “be part of a global movement to make cities healthier.” The campaign, 1000 Cities 1000 Lives, was launched with the goal to get 1,000 cities around the world to commit to closing off ...
Before & After: New York City’s Urban Ecosystem
Before & After: New York City’s Urban Ecosystem
Art by Philip Straub, via National Geographic. In its latest issue, National Geographic shows what the now bustling urban jungle of Manhattan looked like before Henry Hudson spotted the island in 1609. Four hundred years ago, there were beavers, just ...
From the 'Burgh to the Beltway
Statues of Guyasuta and George Washington stare each other down on Mt. Washington. Photo by meironke. I make no apologies for being from the greatest metropolitan area in the country. Living in Pittsburgh absolutely infuses every part of my thought ...
Happy Trails
Photo by annamatic3000.
Three months ago we launched TheCityFix DC, the first local blog in TheCityFix’s network. It’s been quite a lot of fun writing for it but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. It’s finally time to ...
Bringing SeeClickFix to D.C.: Join Us!
Bringing SeeClickFix to D.C.: Join Us!
TheCityFix DC talks a lot about how we’d like to see D.C. change. We’re also committed to making sure that your voices get heard. That (and the similar names!) is why we’ve teamed up with SeeClickFix to try and spread ...
The City of the Future
Dan Koff, a friend of mine from college, recently passed this video along that his brother put together about a futuristic neighborhood in Sweden. The city is walkable and mass transit friendly and uses a neat waste treatment system. Don’t ...
Greening the Capital "By-Cycle"
Greening the Capital "By-Cycle"
Image via Casey Trees YouTube channel. While Washington DC’s annual Cherry Blossom festival draws in crowds from all over the world, most of the year the city’s foliage goes relatively unnoticed. Casey Trees, a local non-profit, is finding creative ways ...
Now Hiring! TheCityFix.com Seeks Bloggers
Now Hiring! TheCityFix.com Seeks Bloggers
Photo by Thomas Hawk. Now that Noah is gone, we’ll need a few more bloggers to keep TheCityFix DC going! We’re happy to recruit volunteer writers all year long. If you want to get paid, consider applying for TheCityFix fall ...
GOOD Video: Transforming Cities with Bike Sharing
GOOD Video: Transforming Cities with Bike Sharing
GOOD magazine and 3rd Generation Prius teamed up for their Roadmap to Harmony project to produce this video about B-Cycle, a bikesharing service in Denver, Co. that we’ve already mentioned here, here, and here. The premise of the video is ...
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
London and Boston made big announcements this week, both naming Montreal's Public Bike System – known as Bixi (shoft for "bicycle taxi") – as their preferred bike-share provider. Could Bixi's foray onto the world scene be a game changer for public-use bicycles?