Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
Community and Personal Resilience for Global Adaptation
Community and Personal Resilience for Global Adaptation
This interesting and timely video by Cultivate Community Resilience uses a surfing analogy to explore the concepts of personal and community resilience in dealing with global challenges. Supported by The Carnegie UK Trust, Comhar Media Fund and Trocaire, the project works to facilitate ...
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
United Nations demographers mark today as the symbolic date for when the world population reached 7 billion people. The weight of this new scale of population on the world’s resources is a topic we cover on this blog every day. ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
TheCityFix Picks, October 28: Cycling in Mexico City, Aggressive Driving, Integrated Mobility Sharing
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 ...
Friday Fun: Temporary Urban Gardens
Friday Fun: Temporary Urban Gardens
As an entry to the 2009 edition of the International Garden Competition in Bilbao, Spain, landscape and urban designer Diana Balmori and her studio entered the temporary urban garden project. The proposal is a garden of contrasts, between native and ...
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
Striking a Balance in Transport for All Road Users
A recent study out of the London School of Medicine found that in comparing walking to cycling on London’s congested roads, bicyclists tend to have a higher concentration of carbon deposit in their lungs. We previously covered this story as ...
Watch Today's Webinar on Climate Finance in Mexico
Watch Today's Webinar on Climate Finance in Mexico
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org. The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México), a member of the EMBARQ network (the producer of this blog), is hosting a Spanish-language webinar today at 3:30 p.m. CDT about  nationally financing climate change actions in ...
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America's Broken Bridges
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America's Broken Bridges
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Wi-Fi On-the-Go Nearly half of public transit customers in the Midwest and East Coast United States ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
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 ...
Research Recap, October 17: Self-Driving Cars, Biofuel Markets, California Carpool Lanes
Research Recap, October 17: Self-Driving Cars, Biofuel Markets, California Carpool Lanes
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Self-Driving Cars General Motors Vice President of Global Research and Development Alan Taub announced at the ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
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 ...
Making Room for Delhi's Bicycle Culture
Making Room for Delhi's Bicycle Culture
New York City last month announced the launch of its new bike sharing program. What is the feasibility for bike sharing in a city like Delhi, where during post-monsoon season, biking is a more affordable and accessible transport mode? Bike sharing could ...
Updates on Latin America Carbon Finance
Updates on Latin America Carbon Finance
The 2011 Latin American Carbon Forum wrapped up in San Jose, Costa Rica last week. The forum was created as a platform to discuss the global carbon market and present policy analysis for climate change mitigation. The event was also ...
WHO: Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million People Each Year
WHO: Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million People Each Year
The World Health Organization released an unprecedented compilation of air quality data last week hat shows a dangerous increase in air pollution levels. According to the data, over 2 million people die every year from indoor and outdoor air pollution, ...
Research Recap, October 3: Wasting Time in Cars, Booming Bicycles, Pedestrian Safety
Research Recap, October 3: Wasting Time in Cars, Booming Bicycles, Pedestrian Safety
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Congestion-Riddled Commuting The Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University released its 2011 Urban Mobility Report. The ...
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