Innovating for smart, sustainable cities: A Q&A on urban mobility with Zipcar founder Robin Chase
The shared mobility economy is on the rise. Zipcar founder Robin Chase sat down with TheCityFix to discuss how current trends and innovations are transforming transportation. Photo by Hugger Industries/Flickr.
2015 is a year of utmost importance for the global sustainable development agenda, and cities will play a pivotal role. Landmark global decisions over the next 12 months provide opportunities to unlock the potential of cities and improve quality of ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Top ten sustainable cities stories of 2014
TheCityFix wishes you a happy and healthy 2015! If you missed them, here are our top ten most-read stories of 2014. Photo via Equal Streets/Facebook.
As you know if you’ve followed the previous installments in TheCityFix’s Year in Review series, we’ve been witness to some pretty incredible moments for urban sustainability in 2014. Some, however, have captivated our global community of readers more than others. ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Urban sustainability trends to watch
What moved the dial on sustainable cities in 2014? TheCityFix's Year in Review recaps trends to watch for the urban future. Photo by Birger Hoppe/Flickr.
With urban growth come a number of opportunities to positively transform our cities. And while the unique challenges faced by city leaders are shaped by local contexts and histories, their actions reveal broader trends in how cities worldwide are changing ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Momentum builds for the open streets movement
Raahgiri is promoting sustainable, active transport in the capital of India. Photo by Raahgiri Day, New Delhi/Facebook.
Do the streets in your city belong to people or cars? In more and more cities worldwide, residents are taking back their streets as public spaces. The open streets movement started in the 1970s with “Sunday Ciclovía” in Bogotá, Colombia, ...
Why the public voice matters in urban mobility planning: Lessons from Brazil
Cities like Florianópolis, Brazil (pictured) are helping make investments more responsive to residents' needs through public engagement in urban mobility planning. Picture by Chan360/Flickr.
Eighty-five percent of Brazilians live, work, and play in cities. As such, urban mobility is a fundamental driver of quality of life for the vast majority of the country, enabling access to jobs, healthcare, schools, and other everyday needs. In ...
Friday Fun: New gear at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show will make urban biking safer
How can cities ensure that cyclists and motorists safely share streets? A new technology-enabled bike helmet may be part of the solution. Photo by Ciclista/Flickr.
Is biking more on your list of resolutions for 2015? If so, you have probably considered what to do to be safer while biking in the city. Around the world, new policies and innovative technologies are being developed to support ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Who’s who in the Urbanism Hall of Fame
A crowd gathers overlooking Singapore's Marina Bay. Since the inception of its 1971 Concept Plan, Singapore has become one of the most sustainability-oriented cities in the world. Photo by Nicolas Lannuzel/Flickr.
The science of sustainable cities is constantly evolving. Cities are the birthplace for innovative ideas to address a myriad of global challenges, and new solutions require strong leadership. Throughout 2014, Dario Hidalgo and TheCityFix have examined the pioneers of sustainable ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Five stories that prove building sustainable cities can be fun, too
There are many obstacles on the path towards sustainable, inclusive, healthy cities, but there's certainly enough fun and inspiration to go around, as well. Photo by kk9k/Flickr.
With every year that passes, the challenges to creating the sustainable cities we want to live in seem to multiply. Our cities are growing larger, their roads are more congested, their air quality is deteriorating, and their contributions to climate ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: What makes a people-oriented city?
TheCityFix’s 2014 People-oriented Cities series shows the blueprint for connected cities with high quality public transport, mixed-use transit-oriented development, and walkable and bikeable neighborhoods. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
Transport and urban development are inherently linked. Though the majority of residents in many of the world’s biggest cities do not own a car, cities are often designed around the needs of automobiles instead of the needs of people. In ...
Friday Fun: Write about your ideal city to win a trip to Masdar City
This rendering from Masdar City shows one version of an ideal city of the future. What does your city look like? Photo by Forgemind Archimedia/Flickr.
What will your ideal city look like in 2030? That is the question of the third annual international blogging contest hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company behind Masdar City. One winner will receive a paid trip to Abu ...