Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
This research analyzes the nature of bus transit pollution.
Exhaust Emission of Transit Buses: Q+A with lead author Erin Cooper
  This blog post is part of EMBARQ’s sustainable urban transport fuel and vehicle program made possible by generous funding from FedEx. EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, has recently released a working paper “Exhaust Emissions of Transit Buses”. This ...
Nose hair length is the newest metric for measuring local air pollution.
Friday Fun: The Nose Hair Indicator for Air Pollution
Visualizing air pollution is akin to to understanding several hundred shades of gray smog or looking at the local newspaper’s air quality indicators on a sliding scale of green (good air) dots to red (don’t go outside, ’tis dangerous) lozenges. While ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 6th: Free Transit For Youth, U.K. Transport Priorities, Nairobi Rail
TheCityFix Picks, December 6th: Free Transit For Youth, U.K. Transport Priorities, Nairobi Rail
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Emissions Regulations, An Integral Part of A Larger Policy Toolkit
Emissions Regulations, An Integral Part of A Larger Policy Toolkit
Aiga Stokenberga, the author of this blog post, completed this research as an intern in EMBARQ in Summer 2011.  Her research product is one of the last articles co-authored by the late Dr. Lee Schipper. EMBARQ encourages young researchers working ...
Congestion in Urban China is appalling...and growing.
The Trillion Yuan Question: How Can China Fund Its Sustainable Growth?
This post was originally featured on WRIInsights and was co-authored with Daniel Bongardt, Transport Policy Advisor with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).  China—especially its cities—has embraced sustainable transport in a big way. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development recently urged Chinese cities ...
Be a part of Transforming Transportation 2013.
Register Today! Transforming Transportation 2013
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Transforming Transportation. EMBARQ and the World Bank will co-host the tenth annual Transforming Transportation conference at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.. There is more work to be done ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 14th: L.A. Subway Grows,  The BRT Ultimatum, $300 Million for Baku Transport, Hong Kong's Dire Air Pollution
TheCityFix Picks, November 14th: L.A. Subway Grows, The BRT Ultimatum, $300 Million for Baku Transport, Hong Kong's Dire Air Pollution
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
New York City's bike lanes bring mobility, economic vitality.
Research Recap, November 12th: Bike Lanes Yield Growth, Baby Boomers Driving Less, Transit Favors the Skilled in D.C.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Bike Lanes Boost Mobility and Local Economy New York City’s extensive and sometimes contentious bike lane ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
TheCityFix Picks, October 24th: BRT for Vietnam, Widening An American Freeway, Attacks on Lagos Transport, E.U. Bio-Fuels To Go Unsubsidized
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India's Dire Infrastructure, Washington's Not-So Suburban Future
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India's Dire Infrastructure, Washington's Not-So Suburban Future
  Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Middle Income Families Spending More for Transport & Housing The Center for Housing Policy and ...
Andrew Steer - Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
Andrew Steer – Reflections On The 8th International Congress On Sustainable Transport
This post was originally published on WRIInsights and authored by Andrew Steer, President of the World Resources Institute. Who said urban transport was boring? Certainly not the 1,100 people who recently gathered in Mexico City at the 8th annual International Congress on ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 16th: Reduced Oil Dependency; More Accessible School Buses for Lucknow; £170m For U.K. Inrastructure; New trains for D.C. Metro
TheCityFix Picks, October 16th: Reduced Oil Dependency; More Accessible School Buses for Lucknow; £170m For U.K. Inrastructure; New trains for D.C. Metro
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Friday Fun: Swimming To Work In London?
Friday Fun: Swimming To Work In London?
Though it is not unheard of for commuters to invent fun, innovative and quirky commuting strategies via boat or plane, designers in London attempted to reinvent the wheel for commuters with speedos. The Lido Line, a proposed reinvention of the ...
TheCityFix Picks - October 9th: CicLAVia Draws 100,000, Jo'burg Grows its BRT, "Mini BRT" for India
TheCityFix Picks – October 9th: CicLAVia Draws 100,000, Jo'burg Grows its BRT, "Mini BRT" for India
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Friday Fun: Kite-mounted air quality monitoring with F-L-O-A-T
Friday Fun: Kite-mounted air quality monitoring with F-L-O-A-T
In 2008, Olympic cyclists from the United States arrived in Beijing wearing respiratory masks  due to perceived health risks from poor air quality. Air pollution has thusly presented a perennial diplomatic challenge in the rocky Sino-American relationship. This June -in ...
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