Urban mobility UN-Habitat quick guides open for review
Making transport planning a participatory and engaging process can result in sustainable transport and offer better quality of life. Photo by rogiro.
Two guides on urban mobility planning prepared by EMBARQ are now open for review. Two more guides will be released later today. The revised versions will then be released in March as part of a UN-Habitat-EMBARQ partnership. The recommendations from ...
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China’s Urban Transport in 2013 (Part One)
The future of China in transport is not through more cars. Photo by Ol.v!er [H2vPk].
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 23rd: Billions for Brazilian BRT, Light Rail for Motor City, Indian Public Safety
Brazil, the pioneer of BRT, is investing US$7.7 billion in Recife's BRT. Photo by Fotoparceiros.
  Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health ...
Better Driving, Improved Fuel Efficiency
Driver-trainer Mohammad Hanif instructing Star Bus drivers on better driving and improved fuel efficiency
With input from Umang Jain The Delhi Government introduced a new scheme to improve the operation of bus services where existing routes, 650 in total, were classified into ‘clusters’. This scheme envisaged concurrent operations of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) ...
4 Big Ideas To Revolutionize Transportation
WRI President Andrew Steer, World Bank President Jim Kim and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered remarks. Photo credit World Bank.
A version of this post originally appeared on WRIInsights. Two leaders on urban development recently came together on the same stage: Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Kim, president of the World Bank, and Bloomberg, mayor of New ...
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China’s Urban Transport in 2013 (Part Two)
More cars in China is not the solution. Photo by anastas.
This blog post is part of a 2-day series. We invite you to check part one. Could Chinese cities develop more sustainable mobilities? Today we explore China’s biking renaissance and multi-modal integration. Trend 4 – Biking Renaissance The past two ...
Unlocking Sustainable Transport Starts with Cities
Transforming Transportation 2013 hosted policymakers and transport experts. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
This post was initially published on National Geographic City Solutions’ blog. City leaders face incredible pressure to deliver sustainable transportation. Cities now account for more than half of the world’s population—by 2050, they will hold 75 percent of us. These ...
Call for Applications: EMBARQ India 2013 Internship Program
Call for Applications: EMBARQ India 2013 Internship Program
EMBARQ India seeks applications for its 2013 Internship Program for project and research work on sustainable transport and urban development. EMBARQ India has been actively promoting the development of sustainable transport in a number of Indian cities. Its project and research ...
A Safety Assessment of Auto-rickshaws in Mumbai
Auto-rickshaws in Mumbai
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Continuing the discussion on road safety in Mumbai city, EMBARQ India recently analysed data about road accident fatalities and serious injuries ...
6 Top Environment And Development Stories To Watch In 2013
WRI President Andrew Steer and World Bank President Kim. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
This post originally appeared on Bloomberg.com and WRIInsights.  As we enter 2013, there are signs of growth and economic advancement around the world. The global middle class is booming. More people are moving into cities. And the quality of life for millions ...