Walking Like An Egyptian in Cairo
Walking Like An Egyptian in Cairo
Cars and freeways are cutting through Cairo. Photo by seyerce from Flickr. In Cairo, my spouse and I lived for a month in a high-rise in a central-city neighborhood called Garden City. Cairo, a city inhabited by about 18 million ...
Beyond the Price Tag
Beyond the Price Tag
Circled by freeways, Atlanta has some of the worst traffic in the United States. Photo by Nrbelex from Flickr. Via Public Routes Blog, Peter Lindsay, a political scientist at Georgia State University, writes about the externalities of car use, arguing ...
China's Moving Masses
China's Moving Masses
Traffic in Beijing on a normal day. Photo by 2 dogs from Flickr. During their annual holiday, Chinese workers participate in one of the largest human migrations in history, with hundreds of millions of city-dwellers returning to rural areas to ...
The Case for The Pedicab
The Case for The Pedicab
Pedicabs like this one above are found throughout the world. Photo by drs2biz from Flickr. To celebrate World Town Planning Day, the Ontario Planners Institute called on planners, towns and cities to “start planning ahead for a future where the ...
The City Fix Welcomes Benjamin de la Peña!
The City Fix Welcomes Benjamin de la Peña!
A shot of Manila, Benjamin’s hometown. Photo by Peter Emmett from Flickr. The City Fix would like to welcome our newest contributor, Benjamin de la Peña. Benjamin currently serves as the Associate Director for Implementation at the Smart Growth Leadership ...
Bus Rapid Transit, Beijing Style
Bus Rapid Transit, Beijing Style
Via Smart Growth Around America, this video of a hard-hitting, hardhat-wearing journalist who goes underground to explore Beijing’s new subway line and later comes out again to examine the city’s new bus rapid transit line, provides a good sense of ...
This Website Was Made for Walking
This Website Was Made for Walking
Millenium Bridge in London by Neil101 on Flickr WalkIt.com is a new website out of the United Kingdom that wants “to get people walking more”. In step with the likes of Google Transit and Walkscore, WalkIt.com provides a free, easy ...
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
Pedestrianization Is London's Calling
A street shot of pedestrian friendly London. Photo by *Berto from Flickr. During the months of March and April I lived in pedestrian-friendly London, the biggest of the half-dozen cities around the world that now impose a congestion charge on ...
What is Congestion Pricing?
What is Congestion Pricing?
Photo of traffic congestion in Hong Kong by A.H. 1987 from Flickr Solving the problem of congestion is usually a top priority for city authorities, who note that congestion not only causes air pollution, but also decreases quality of life ...
Tibet's First Underground Parking Lot
Tibet's First Underground Parking Lot
The road to Lhasa. Photo by y It’s Tony from Flickr. Chinese state media recently reported that Lhasa, the once quaint capital of Tibet, nestled in the in a valley high in the Himalayan mountains, has opened its first underground ...
Eyes on The Street: An Introduction
Eyes on The Street: An Introduction
Photo by vfxindia from Flickr. Since I travel internationally in connection with my work, and try to do so in a low-budget, low-impact way, I have experienced the different ways that many cities around the world handle transportation issues, and ...
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
A monkey in Delhi. Photo by vm2827 from Flickr. The New York Times reports today about how monkeys are camping out in Delhi’s parks and green areas, causing all sorts of nuisances as they mingle with other primates, namely humans. ...
The City Fix Welcomes Wei-Shiuen Ng!
The City Fix Welcomes Wei-Shiuen Ng!
Photo by Nathan Gibbs from Flickr The City Fix would like to welcome it’s newest blogger, Wei-Shiuen Ng. Wei-Shiuen is currently an Environmental Research Associate at the Tellus Institute in Boston, where she provides research and analytical support for Sustainable ...
The City Fix Welcomes Helena Cobban!
The City Fix Welcomes Helena Cobban!
The City Fix would like to welcome our newest contributor, Helena Cobban, who will be writing a column called “Eyes on the Street.” A writer and researcher, Helena has published six books and numerous articles on global affairs. For 17 ...
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Photo by brewingluminous from Flickr. A New Delhi based research group, Centre for Science and Environment, has warned that air pollution is reaching critical levels in India’s capital city, threatening the health and wellbeing of the nearly 14 million people ...
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