Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
By longzijun.
The three pillars of successful urban development in Seoul
In her February post on sustainable urban development, EMBARQ expert Robin King posed the question: “What does good urban development mean to you?” Keeping people in mind, she identified three key areas for action to produce good urban development: Providing ...
Lahore Metro Bus
The Metro Bus System comes to Lahore, Pakistan
Today we celebrate a positive development coming out of Pakistan, overlooked by mainstream news: an advanced bus system in Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city. In years past, Lahore, capital of Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab, was a city where urban ...
Beijing, China. Photo by Stuck in Customs.
Science Fiction vs. Reality on the Streets of Tomorrow's New Cities
In Guy Montag’s city, it is illegal to be a pedestrian. The main character in Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian American classic, Fahrenheit 451, commutes by subway. He thinks little of the circumstances and of the culture which gave rise to ...
Brasilia by zelnunes
Brasilia Re-Imagined
Built in the 1950s to showcase some of the world’s leading architects and their futuristic design vision, Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil,  was designed with imagination,  innovation, and a futuristic urban aesthetic in mind, paved with good intentions. The ...
Mexico City Photo by Pulpolux !!!
Returning to the Tradition of Sustainable Urban Development in Mexico City
Nestled within Mexico City and home to approximately 1.2 million residents, Ciudad Neza has grown into one of Latin America’s largest slums. Salvador Herrera, Deputy Director of EMBARQ Mexico, remembers a time when Mexico City led the world in the ...
Copenhagen, Denmark is often cited as a sustainable city. Photo of Copenhagen's Central Station by Frank Schmidt.
What does good urban development mean to you?
Urbanization offers a tremendous opportunity to support a growing global population efficiently and humanely. Developing countries alone are expected to build more new city-area during the two decades leading up to 2030 than all of humanity has built throughout history ...
From an edge city to a vibrant urban center. Is Tysons Corner wishful thinking? Photo by VaDOT.
Repositioning America's Edge Cities: Virginia’s Tysons Corner
  How do you reposition a typical suburban office development – an office park, a group of office buildings and an intersection of highways – into a vibrant urban center? If you know of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, you ...
Lyon, France, introduced the most recent "3+" bike-sharing generation. Photo by juicebox013.
Four generations of bike-sharing
Looking back at Amit Bhatt’s presentation on Financially Sustainable Public Bike-Sharing at Transforming Transportation 2013, I thought I would share with you the key moments and generations in the history of bike-sharing. Although it appears like a new trend, bike-sharing ...
Making transport planning a participatory and engaging process can result in sustainable transport and offer better quality of life. Photo by rogiro.
Urban mobility UN-Habitat quick guides open for review
Two guides on urban mobility planning prepared by EMBARQ are now open for review. Two more guides will be released later today. The revised versions will then be released in March as part of a UN-Habitat-EMBARQ partnership. The recommendations from ...
More cars in China is not the solution. Photo by anastas.
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China’s Urban Transport in 2013 (Part Two)
This blog post is part of a 2-day series. We invite you to check part one. Could Chinese cities develop more sustainable mobilities? Today we explore China’s biking renaissance and multi-modal integration. Trend 4 – Biking Renaissance The past two ...
The future of China in transport is not through more cars. Photo by Ol.v!er [H2vPk].
China Transportation Briefing: 5 Trends to Watch in China's Urban Transport in 2013 (Part One)
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
Transforming Transportation 2013 hosted policymakers and transport experts. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
Unlocking Sustainable Transport Starts with Cities
This post was initially published on National Geographic City Solutions’ blog. City leaders face incredible pressure to deliver sustainable transportation. Cities now account for more than half of the world’s population—by 2050, they will hold 75 percent of us. These ...
Brazil, the pioneer of BRT, is investing US$7.7 billion in Recife's BRT. Photo by Fotoparceiros.
TheCityFix Picks, January 23rd: Billions for Brazilian BRT, Light Rail for Motor City, Indian Public Safety
  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 ...
Call for Applications: EMBARQ India 2013 Internship Program
Call for Applications: EMBARQ India 2013 Internship Program
EMBARQ India seeks applications for its 2013 Internship Program for project and research work on sustainable transport and urban development. EMBARQ India has been actively promoting the development of sustainable transport in a number of Indian cities. Its project and research ...
A Safety Assessment of Auto-rickshaws in Mumbai
A Safety Assessment of Auto-rickshaws in Mumbai
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Continuing the discussion on road safety in Mumbai city, EMBARQ India recently analysed data about road accident fatalities and serious injuries ...
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