Call for submissions: Pitch your ideas for smarter mobility and urban development
Transforming Transportation 2015 is inviting YOU to become a presenter. Share your big ideas for sustainable mobility and urban development in smart cities. Photo by Onny Carr/Flickr.
Editor’s note: The submission period has now closed. We invite you to register to attend Transforming Transportation 2015 here.  Do you have big ideas for “what’s next” in sustainable mobility and urban development? It’s time to put them to the ...
A “new normal” for sustainable transport in Chinese cities
With the right government leadership, the new normal for sustainable transport in Chinese cities will include more transit-oriented development, shared mobility services, and transport innovations from the private sector. Photo by Taro Taylor/Flickr.
As cities worldwide innovate to improve mobility, Chinese cities lag behind in adopting emerging sustainable transport solutions. Still, a number of concepts are set to become crucial to the future of urban transport in China. Transit-oriented development (TOD), innovative transit ...
What if there were no need for cars in the world’s biggest cities?
What if there were no need for cars in the world’s biggest cities?
This question is at once lofty and ordinary, addressing one of the most pressing sustainability challenges of our times and one of the most routine. How to get to and from home to work, school or market is simple enough, ...
Safer cities for the Asian Century
Despite daunting challenges, rapidly urbanizing Asian cities have a range of options to improve road safety and save lives. Photo by Ashok/Flickr.
With the next few decades expected to witness to Asia’s swift rise in economic and political influence, the eyes of the world have focused on Asian cities as the engines of this growth. Last month’s Asian Development Bank Transport Forum ...
Friday Fun: Public art for brighter cities
Public art can help shape vibrant, cohesive communities. What role does art play in your city? Photo by João Perdigão/Flickr.
Cities in the United States can now participate in the Public Art Challenge, a new program to support innovative temporary public art projects by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The program invites U.S. cities with 30,000 or more residents to submit proposals for ...
Three maps help explain São Paulo, Brazil’s water crisis
São Paulo is experiencing a drought so extreme that the city could run out of water, and it is only one of many populous Brazilian cities that face significant risk for drought in future years. Photo by Martha Slivak/Flickr.
The worst drought to grip São Paulo, Brazil and neighboring states in 80 years is wreaking havoc on the local population. As of late October, key reservoirs hold less than two weeks’ worth of drinking water. Schools and health centers are closing early, ...
Friday Fun: Dancing zebras for safer streets
This zebra directing traffic is not a joke. It is one of hundreds of city employees saving lives while making streets in La Paz, Bolivia friendlier for pedestrians. Photo via oneillinstituteblog.org.
The streets of La Paz, Bolivia present severe risks for pedestrians. The country’s capital faces rising demand for cars, and has inadequate traffic signs and universally accessible pedestrian infrastructure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the traffic fatality rate ...
The role of private developers in sustainable mobility
When meeting the rising demand for housing in Indian cities, private developers can promote sustainable development by ensuring access to alternative modes of transport. Photo by Ed Yourdon/Flickr.
Rapid urbanization in countries such as India is raising people’s incomes, creating huge demand for housing, and increasing vehicle ownership rates in the upper-middle and middle classes. By 2030, 50% of India’s population is expected to live in cities, and ...
How cities can provide universally accessible mobility services: A Q&A with Tom Rickert
Though progress has been made, cities worldwide must continue to implement universal design solutions that make transport services accessible for disabled persons. Photo by Igor Schutz/Flickr.
TheCityFix recently interviewed Tom Rickert – Founder and Executive Director of Access Exchange International – to learn more about how cities can improve mobility for disabled persons. Access Exchange International was founded in 1990 to promote accessible public transport for ...
Vote for TheCityFix Brasil for the Mobilidade Minuto Award!
TheCityFix Brasil plays an important role in advancing sustainable urban mobility to transform Brazilian cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
Hello TheCityFixers, friends, partners and allies in the cause for sustainable transport! Our friends at TheCityFix Brasil – produced by EMBARQ Brasil – are up for the Mobilidade Minuto (“Mobility Minute”) Award. The award is promoted by the Cidade em ...