Posts in the 'Communications' category
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 ...
By Charles Bombardier.
Friday Fun: Self-driving automobile + Bus + Taxi = Otobuxi
Most residential streets are not serviced by city buses. Even if they were not too heavy, bulky, or noisy, there is seldom enough passengers to fill them. The automobile does not fare much better, creating traffic congestion and parking woes, ...
Bicitec's designs include deep well water pumps, maize degrainers and grinders, blenders, vegetation choppers, and coconut shredders. Photo by Bicitec.
Friday Fun: It’s a bike…no wait, it’s a machine?
Bikes serve different purposes in people’s lives. Most of the time they are used to go places, for exercise and recreation, to transport goods, etc. Sometimes, however, they can be used for more than that. As a testament to how ...
From the Mexico City Urban Earth Transect. By Daniel @RavenEllison [URBAN EARTH].
Friday Fun: Daniel Raven-Ellison and the “Urban Transect” through Mexico City
One photo, every eight steps, the camera pointed straight ahead. The formula is simple, but the results reveal a lot about the way we perceive urban streetscapes. Geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison formed the Urban Earth network, in an effort to, “explore ...
A view from the Empire State Building. By asterix611.
Friday Fun: Printing our buildings?
3D printing, the process by which objects are produced entirely from a digital model and then “printed” in successive layers, has come a long way. You may remember we did a post on this back in May 2011 on 3D ...
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