Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org. As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid ...
Development Banks Announce "Game Changer" for Sustainable Transport at Rio+20
Development Banks Announce "Game Changer" for Sustainable Transport at Rio+20
This post was originally published on WRI.org. The world’s largest multi-lateral development banks — led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and others — committed to provide more than $175 billion over 10 years to support sustainable transport ...
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a U.N. Bike Ride this Friday in New York City. The ride was co-organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Dutch ...
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With input from Prashanth Bachu. Vishakapatnam, a major port city on the southeast coast of India, recently introduced a successful “no motor vehicle” zone ...
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
Getting on the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation
Getting on the Right Track: Real-World Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation
“Transit is the best mitigation strategy for climate change,” said Projjal Dutta from New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to start his discussion on how the agency is adapting to recurring, extreme weather events, during a recent Federal Transit Aministration workshop ...
2012 Environmental Film Festival Showcases Urban Sustainability
2012 Environmental Film Festival Showcases Urban Sustainability
The Environmental Film Festival will take place on March 13-25 in Washington, D.C. This year, the film festival is celebrating 20 years of advancing environmental understanding through the power of film. Since its inauguration in 1993, the film festival has ...
Research Recap, March 12: Cancer-Causing Diesel, White Roofs for Heat Islands, Narcotic Carbon Monoxide
Research Recap, March 12: Cancer-Causing Diesel, White Roofs for Heat Islands, Narcotic Carbon Monoxide
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Diesel as a Carcinogen A long-term study by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 9: Elevated BRT, Airbags for Pedestrians, Equal Housing Rights
TheCityFix Picks, March 9: Elevated BRT, Airbags for Pedestrians, Equal Housing Rights
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, 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 ...
Green Roofs Bring New Life to Beirut
Green Roofs Bring New Life to Beirut
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on March 2, 2012. The architectural firm StudioInvisible is drawing inspiration from the hanging gardens of Babylon to reimagine Beirut as a giant green ...
Call for Papers: The 2012 International Conference on Walking and Sustainable Cities
Call for Papers: The 2012 International Conference on Walking and Sustainable Cities
We are pleased to announce that Walk 21 andEMBARQ Mexico have partnered to host the joint XIII International Walking and Liveable Communities Conference and VII International Congress on Sustainable Transport on September 30 to October 4, 2012 in Mexico City. The CALL FOR PAPERS is ...
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Zipcar’s Future Metropolis Index Last week, Zipcar unveiled its Future Metropolis Index, which measures and ranks ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, 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 ...
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
For the very first time, TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” awarded its TED Prize not to an individual but to an idea. The winner was “City 2.0,” an idea dedicated to creating the city of the ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, 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 ...
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