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Sao Paulo: City of Walls
Para espanol, clique aqui. São Paulo is a city of walls erected on a foundation of fear, with it’s 11 million residents, or at least the subset that can afford to, hunkering down in gated condominiums, strolling in private parks, ...
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Mexico City Launches Grope-Free, Women-Only Buses
Mexico City Launches Grope-Free, Women-Only Buses
Photo by y-cart. Following the lead of Tokyo, where the subway has implemented female-only cars so that women can avoid the unwanted gaze or grope of overly-aggressive men, Mexico City has now introduced buses reserved exclusively for women. “One time ...
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Si Lolo puede salvar al planeta, ¿por qué tú no?
In this great ad from MTV a donkey named Lolo takes the bus. The caption says “If Lolo can save the planet, why can’t you? Leave the car and take public transit. Let’s stop global warming.” The car industry’s total ...
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Tokyo’s Concrete Jungle Gets A Little Greener
Tokyo's Concrete Jungle Gets A Little Greener
In Tokyo, green space is scarce. Photo by Yuki Yaginuma. Over at PingMag, a website that bills itself as “an online design magazine based in Tokyo,” you can find some really neat photos and videos about what Tokyo’s residents are ...
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Technology Recommendations for Congestion Pricing
Technology Recommendations for Congestion Pricing
For historical reasons, wireless systems for use in the transportation sector have taken a separate path for technology development. This divergence no longer makes sense. Every other sector in the economy is finding secure, reliable, and economical systems that use ...
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Will Smog Darken China’s Debutante Ball?
Will Smog Darken China's Debutante Ball?
A miasma of soot and smog sits over Beijing. Photo by +212. “Should I run behind a bus and breathe in the exhaust? Should I train on the highway during rush hour? Is there any way to acclimate myself to ...
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Istanbul: A Pedestrian City?
Istanbul: A Pedestrian City?
Horses, like cars, are allowed in contemporary Istanbul. Photo “on the bosphorus bridge” by saragoldsmith on flickr. Historically, Istanbul – once known as Constantinople – was a pedestrian city, a far cry from what it has become with its streets ...
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Beijing Is Smoking!
Beijing Is Smoking!
Smokey skies. Photo by jaaron Angel Hsu, a colleague of mine who travels quite a bit to China to promote the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an accounting tool used for measuring greenhouse gases, sent me an email today after checking the ...
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TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting
Lee Schipper at TRB. Photo by Ethan Arpi. Every year in January, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board holds it’s annual meeting. Over the years, this meeting has become one of the largest transportation conferences in the ...
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The Ethics of Driving
New York Times Magazine writer Randy Cohen, aka The Ethicist, sits down with Mark Gorton from The Open Planning Project and discusses the ethical implications of driving, congestions pricing, biking and the use of public space by private individuals. Mr. ...