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Is There a Third Way to Think About Low-Cost Cars?
Is There a Third Way to Think About Low-Cost Cars?
Photo from http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j212/anjanesh/Blog/tata-1.jpg By Ethan Arpi and Rob Katz While discussions of Ratan Tata’s 1 lakh car – and other entrants to the ultra-cheap car market – are nothing new to thecityfix.com and many other blogs, the concept received another ...
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Pedaling in Portland
Pedaling in Portland
Everyone bikes in Portland. Photo by dontbecreepy from Flickr. Visiting the New York Times website today, I was struck to find that the most emailed article of the day was about Portland, Oregon’s efforts to promote our two-wheeled friend, the ...
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Asthma in the Apple
Asthma in the Apple
A shot of East Harlem. By roeyahram from Flickr. In New York, just under two miles from the glitter and glam of 5th Avenue, is the working-class neighborhood of East Harlem, home to six of Manhattan’s seven bus depots and ...
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A Penny War Drives Delhi’s Deadly Streets
A Penny War Drives Delhi's Deadly Streets
One of Delhi’s many Blueline buses. Photo by vm2827 of Flickr. On October 27th one of Delhi’s Blueline buses, widely referred to as “killer buses,” struck and killed a young boy of just 11 years, the 100th pedestrian to be ...
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Bio Fuels or Bio-Fools?
Bio Fuels or Bio-Fools?
The agrarian arms race to turn larger swaths of farmland over for the production of biofuels recently reached rhetorical heights as Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, argued that it would be a crime against ...
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Forget Cash, Cooking Oil Can Buy Your Bus Pass
Forget Cash, Cooking Oil Can Buy Your Bus Pass
In Kilmarnock, Scotland, bus passengers will soon be able to pay their fare with used cooking oil instead of cash. Eight buses carrying over 15,000 passengers a week will run on 100% biodiesel generated from used cooking oil and tallow, ...
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Wrapping up The Week
Wrapping up The Week
Seattle is looking to make it streets more pedestrian friendly. Photo by Rick Takagi from Flickr. Before the weekend hits us, I wanted to share some of the highlights of the week that I didn’t get a chance to write ...
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The Politics of Petrol
The Politics of Petrol
Under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has become a country flirting with socialism, what Chavez, in one of his rhetorical flourishes, calls the 20th century heir of the Bolivarian Revolution. Yet paradoxically the Venezuelan government under Chavez has been ...
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Writers Wanted!
Writers Wanted!
The City Fix is looking for talented writers from around the world to become part of our growing team. If you’re interested in urban planning and transportation, or just have an interest in cities period, we want to hear from ...
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Satellites for Sustainability
Satellites for Sustainability
Using satellites to map pollution. Photo by kennethg from Flickr. With the help of satellites, scientists are now measuring and mapping concentrations and global movements of air-pollution and, through a cool new project known as TEMIS, have made near-real time ...