Repositioning America’s Edge Cities: Virginia’s Tysons Corner
From an edge city to a vibrant urban center. Is Tysons Corner wishful thinking? Photo by VaDOT.
  How do you reposition a typical suburban office development – an office park, a group of office buildings and an intersection of highways – into a vibrant urban center? If you know of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, you ...
Four generations of bike-sharing
Lyon, France, introduced the most recent "3+" bike-sharing generation. Photo by juicebox013.
Looking back at Amit Bhatt’s presentation on Financially Sustainable Public Bike-Sharing at Transforming Transportation 2013, I thought I would share with you the key moments and generations in the history of bike-sharing. Although it appears like a new trend, bike-sharing ...
Urban repositioning: quick lessons in cities sustainable development
Melbourne operated a successful urban repositioning. Photo by mugley.
Most people today live in cities and this concentration creates stress – on urban systems and on people themselves. Some cities have undergone urban repositioning – an effort to revamp their centers through urban research, design and planning – allowing them ...
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 ...
STATEMENT: WRI Response to the State of the Union
President Obama giving the 2013 State of the Union address. Photo by Pete Souza/The White House.
WASHINGTON (February 13, 2013)– In his State of the Union address, President Obama presented his priorities for his second term, including addressing the threat of climate change. New analysis by the World Resources Institute has identified four essential steps the ...
Friday Fun: the coolest rides for Valentine’s Day
What's the coolest ride for Valentine's Day? Photo by funky_abstract.
Valentine’s Day is just six days away and it’s time to get him or her the coolest gift and to plan for the coolest ride. TheCityFix team looks at what can be the hottest ride for V-day! #1 Red London ...
EMBARQ leads Brasília towards a high quality bus rapid transit system
EMBARQ Brasil organized this "framing" sessions with key BRT stakeholders. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
Representatives of the Brasília’s state government, bus service providers, construction companies and other stakeholders involved in the bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor of the Brazilian capital are meeting until tomorrow in a Strategic Alignment Workshop, coordinated by EMBARQ Brasil. The ...
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 ...