Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
From BIDs to Bikes: 4 Takeaways from the TOD and Urban Real Estate Conference
From BIDs to Bikes: 4 Takeaways from the TOD and Urban Real Estate Conference
City design is at the root of many of our global problems. With traffic crashes the leading cause of death among young people and congestion burdening the economies of countless cities worldwide, it’s imperative that we develop our streets, neighborhoods, ...
Friday Fun: How 2 Urban Communities Are Protecting Their Trees
Friday Fun: How 2 Urban Communities Are Protecting Their Trees
As they rapidly develop, many cities around the globe continue to clear urban forests for grey infrastructure. Indeed, roads, buildings and other parts of the built-environment are absorbing volumes of urban greenery, as trees and grass often lack priority within ...
How Mexico is Gearing Up for Habitat III
How Mexico is Gearing Up for Habitat III
It’s been over 19 years since the UN’s last Habitat conference—and with only one year left until Habitat III, countries across the globe are preparing for the UN’s next global conference on human settlements. Habitat III will be in Quito, ...
Friday Fun: How Cities Around the Globe Are Innovating to Solve Food Insecurity
Friday Fun: How Cities Around the Globe Are Innovating to Solve Food Insecurity
Today (October 16) marks World Food Day, when communities across the world take a stand against hunger and food insecurity. Hunger is a particularly important issue in cities, since poor households in urban areas spend anywhere from 60 to 80 ...
Day 2 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: New Climate Economy and Using Technology for Better Cities
Day 2 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: New Climate Economy and Using Technology for Better Cities
This morning kicked off the second day of the International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City, where urban planners and transport experts have gathered to brainstorm on how to build more “human cities.” Today’s workshops, panels and ...
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Live from Mexico City: The Impact Today's Cities Can Have on Tomorrow
TheCityFix is coming to you live from Mexico City this week, where EMBARQ Mexico is hosting the 11th annual International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) today through Wednesday. The conference is aimed at helping cities work toward ...
How Infill Development Can Help Stop Urban Sprawl
How Infill Development Can Help Stop Urban Sprawl
From October 12 to 14, EMBARQ México will host the XI Cities and Transport International Congress, where decision makers will participate in workshops and discuss how infill development can help Mexico City and other cities achieve a connected, compact, and ...
How Cities Can Drive Change with the New UN Sustainable Development Goals
How Cities Can Drive Change with the New UN Sustainable Development Goals
This weekend, from September 25 – 27, more than 150 world leaders will convene in New York City for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit to develop the new sustainable development goals (SDGs). This agreement will serve as the foundation ...
Friday Fun: Innovative Tunnels for Denser, More Resilient Cities, in Videos
Friday Fun: Innovative Tunnels for Denser, More Resilient Cities, in Videos
There are many tools that cities can use to achieve sustainable development; however, one finite resource that will be perpetually limited is space—a necessity for new roads, infrastructure, homes and buildings.  Regardless of what initiatives are set in place, as ...
An Act of Faith in Cities: White House Launches “Smart Cities” Initiative
An Act of Faith in Cities: White House Launches “Smart Cities” Initiative
On Monday, the Obama administration unveiled the “Smart Cities” Initiative for the United States, which recognizes cities as engines of growth and innovation and aims to address local challenges to improve the lives of the country’s growing urban population. The ...
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Today marked the second and final day of the Cities & Transport International Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where more than 1,000 participants and 130 speakers gathered to share their experiences and ideas on how to forge sustainable cities. ...
Day 1 of Cities & Transport International Congress Talks Climate Action, Inclusive Development
Day 1 of Cities & Transport International Congress Talks Climate Action, Inclusive Development
Home to billions of people, cities are often the source of our most urgent problems–but they’re also where we find some of the most promising solutions for the urban century ahead. Today, over a thousand people and 130 speakers gathered ...
Live from the Mayors’ Summit: Why We Need Bold Leadership for Sustainable and Equitable Cities
Live from the Mayors’ Summit: Why We Need Bold Leadership for Sustainable and Equitable Cities
“Something is happening in cities. Every day, 1.4 million people are added to the global urban population.” With these words, Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), kicked off the Mayors’ Summit today in Rio de Janeiro, ...
3 Ways Land-Use Planning and Zoning Can Increase Urban Density
3 Ways Land-Use Planning and Zoning Can Increase Urban Density
Where would you feel safer walking alone at 3 A.M: a busy, heavily trafficked street, or a loosely populated section of a sprawling city? Most people would likely choose the former. Indeed, higher population densities can make city streets feel ...
Friday Fun: Balancing Urbanization and Elephants in Southern Africa
Friday Fun: Balancing Urbanization and Elephants in Southern Africa
When two elephants fight, grass gets trampled. No kidding. Though this widely-used African proverb alludes to the extensive damage caused when two great mammals clash, what it’s really communicating is that these great animals need space. However, this proverb is ...
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