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Live from the Mayors’ Summit: Why We Need Bold Leadership for Sustainable and Equitable Cities
Live from the Mayors’ Summit: Why We Need Bold Leadership for Sustainable and Equitable Cities
“Something is happening in cities. Every day, 1.4 million people are added to the global urban population.” With these words, Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), kicked off the Mayors’ Summit today in Rio de Janeiro, ...
Friday Fun: Three Cities Broadcasting Free Wi-Fi and Why This Is a Good Thing
Friday Fun: Three Cities Broadcasting Free Wi-Fi and Why This Is a Good Thing
From the way we learn and work, to the way we stay in contact with friends and loved ones, the internet has come to occupy a critical part of people’s lives across the world. And especially among younger generations, the ...
BRT Hits 400 Corridors and Systems Worldwide
BRT Hits 400 Corridors and Systems Worldwide
Last week, bus rapid transit (BRT) reached a global milestone, as the number of mapped BRT corridors and systems in BRTData.org’s database broke 400. As an online resource, BRTData compiles and tracks the development and progress of BRT projects globally. ...
Friday Fun: Three Cities that Are Transforming Public Space with Street Pianos
Friday Fun: Three Cities that Are Transforming Public Space with Street Pianos
When walking in downtown Hangzhou, China, one can safely expect to see a healthy variety of pedestrians, traffic, and commercial high rises.  Dig a little deeper, however, and you may also find locals and tourists belting out Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata ...
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Friday Fun: Using Virtual Reality to Create Safer Drivers
Talking about virtual reality (VR) often calls to mind movies like The Matrix or futuristic video games—however, VR is also proving to be an unlikely ally in the fight to make roads safer in cities everywhere. The World Health Organization warns ...
Friday Fun: City Planning in the Virtual World of Gaming
Friday Fun: City Planning in the Virtual World of Gaming
The real world is looking a lot more digital. With increasingly advanced software and the rise of the “sand box” gaming genre (video games that enable players to freely design their environments) has come a flurry of city building simulators.  ...
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