Posts in the 'Communications' category
Alternative currencies have potential to help developing cities.
Utavi: On community development, urbanization, and digital currencies
Alternative currencies have the potential to catalyze community development in rapidly urbanizing areas. Photo by Angela Sevin. About the author: Raj Ramamurti is the founder and CEO of Utavi, a digital startup focused on alternative digital currency. He has more ...
Apply to be TheCityFix blogger
Call for applications: Intern with TheCityFix
EMBARQ, the producer of TheCityFix, is now accepting applications to be a full-time writer and blogger in its Washington, DC office. Photo by Chris Goldberg. It takes a village to run a blog. That’s why EMBARQ and TheCityFix are now ...
Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion
Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion
 Photo via the Sustainable Cities Collective. India is a young nation. More than half of its 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25, and two-thirds are below 35. According to an estimate, 85 percent of young India is ...
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
It’s no secret that big data has enormous potential to change the way we think about and interact with cities. Whether allowing users to capitalize on the marketability of open data, hitch a ride using their smartphone, or visualize a ...
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
“The individuals who travel along their city’s streets are the most responsible for shaping it.” Photo by Robokow. In the field of sustainable design and urban planning, transformation doesn’t happen overnight: it takes time for individual behaviors to change and ...
Friday Fun: Want to see your photograph on TheCityFix?
Friday Fun: Want to see your photograph on TheCityFix?
A photographer trains his lens on Hong Kong’s skyline. Photo by Muriel MacDonald. We know that you, our readers, must have some interesting photographs of your own. Whether they are of cyclists in Mexico, rickshaw drivers in India, or passengers ...
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Residents of Washington D.C. celebrate the fourth of July. Photo by Tedeytan. Across America, cities are stepping up to the plate on sustainability. In honor of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, here are four of her most sustainable ...
Readers wait at a bus stop
TheCityFix is one of the top 20 websites read by urban planners
City dwellers in London enjoy a sunny public space. Photo by Chris JL. Today TheCityFix is celebrating. We are ranked as one of the Top 20 Websites for Urban Planners for the second year in a row. This is a ...
Paris Metro
Friday Fun: Data can be sexy too
DataParis maps the secrets of the city using open data and metro stops. Photo by Zilverbat. Data visualizations and apps that rely on open data have become popular tools in the past few years. Data visualizations are wide ranging, from ...
A billboard in Lima draws water out of the air
Friday Fun: Reimagining, repurposing, and reprogramming the city
An old billboard in Peru now draws water out of the air, purifying it into drinking water. Photo by UTEC. Next Tuesday, the Boston Society of Architects will team with curator/designer Scott Burnham to launch “Reprogramming the City: Opportunities in ...
An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight.
Friday Fun: Changing the way we think about urban design for our aging population
An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight. Inspired by the article The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets from The Atlantic Cities Think back to the last time you helped an elderly person cross ...
Metrobus BRT helped Mexico City to win the 2013 STA. Photo by ITDP.
Nominate your city for the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award
2013 STA winner Mexico City impressed the committee with its extensive BRT system, Metrobús. Photo by ITDP. EMBARQ, together with the rest of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee, invites you to nominate your city for the 10th Annual Sustainable ...
Cloud Gate, a public sculpture in the US city of Chicago. Photo by Marshall Segal.
Friday Fun Infographic: How Our Cities are Shaping Us
Have we designed our communities in such a way that we are contributing to the obesity epidemic and other health problems? The infographic designed by Chris Yoon (below) asks this question and illustrates some of the findings from a recent ...
A San Francisco, California, streetcar plies F Street, near the Embarcadero. Photo by danishdynamite.
Friday Fun: 4 Lessons from the Urban Data Challenge
Picture yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon cruising down San Francisco’s Market Street in one of the city’s iconic streetcars. You have a seat to yourself to peer out the window as the sun beats down over the Golden Gate; ...
Join EMBARQ as an intern writer and blogger for TheCityFix and EMBARQ news. Photo by EMBARQ.
Call for applications: Apply to be TheCityFix intern blogger!
Dear readers, Think you have what it takes to be a full-time intern blogger for TheCityFix? Apply to be our intern Writer and Blogger! If you can’t commit to a paid position in our Washington, D.C. office, please consider being ...
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