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The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá
The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá
Although slightly long, this video by the good people at StreetFilms has a lot to offer the urban enthusiast. Long-considered a dangerous country plagued by narcotics and violence, Colombia is actually at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop ...
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It’s Not Easy Being a Hummer Owner
This video from the Wall Street Journal talks about the trials and tribulations of Hummer owners in Tokyo, Japan. Part of the allure of owning a Hummer here is the hassle: “It’s like dating a difficult woman,” one mechanic tells ...
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Walking Like An Egyptian in Cairo
Walking Like An Egyptian in Cairo
Cars and freeways are cutting through Cairo. Photo by seyerce from Flickr. In Cairo, my spouse and I lived for a month in a high-rise in a central-city neighborhood called Garden City. Cairo, a city inhabited by about 18 million ...
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China’s Moving Masses
China's Moving Masses
Traffic in Beijing on a normal day. Photo by 2 dogs from Flickr. During their annual holiday, Chinese workers participate in one of the largest human migrations in history, with hundreds of millions of city-dwellers returning to rural areas to ...
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The City Fix Welcomes Benjamin de la Peña!
The City Fix Welcomes Benjamin de la Peña!
A shot of Manila, Benjamin’s hometown. Photo by Peter Emmett from Flickr. The City Fix would like to welcome our newest contributor, Benjamin de la Peña. Benjamin currently serves as the Associate Director for Implementation at the Smart Growth Leadership ...
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Covering the UN’s Climate Change Conference
Covering the UN's Climate Change Conference
The entrance to the conference. Photo by Maria Cordeiro. Bali, Indonesia World leaders from 191 countries have convened in Bali, Indonesia for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, a two week event aimed at setting the agenda for a plan ...
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A New Map for New York?
A New Map for New York?
Jabbour’s New York City subway map alongside the current, more cluttered version. In 1972, the Vignelli’s, the husband-wife designer-duo, created New York City’s subway map, a splendid synthesis of simplicity and elegance. Their design, with lines running at 90 and ...
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Beyond the Price Tag
Beyond the Price Tag
Circled by freeways, Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the United States. Photo by Nrbelex from Flickr. Via Public Routes Blog, Peter Lindsay, a political scientist at Georgia State University, writes about the externalities of car use, arguing ...
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The Case for The Pedicab
The Case for The Pedicab
Pedicabs like this one above are found throughout the world. Photo by drs2biz from Flickr. To celebrate World Town Planning Day, the Ontario Planners Institute called on planners, towns and cities to “start planning ahead for a future where the ...
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Bus Rapid Transit, Beijing Style
Bus Rapid Transit, Beijing Style
Via Smart Growth Around America, this video of a hard-hitting, hardhat-wearing journalist who goes underground to explore Beijing’s new subway line and later comes out again to examine the city’s new bus rapid transit line, provides a good sense of ...