Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
Friday Fun: The One-Wheeled Motorcycle?
America’s great foray into “personal, green transportation”—the Segway—has not actually transformed the ways pedestrians interact with the built environment, so much as it has provided tour groups and campus police forces with a new way to cruise. These vehicles, which blur ...
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Research Recap, August 20: India Road Network, Emissions Reductions in Los Angeles, Complete Streets Policy, American Walking Habits, Elderly Pedestrians
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India Road Network The Indian Ministry of Road Transportation released its latest Basic Road Statistics Report, which ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
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 ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Facebook’s Emits 285,000 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Annually Facebook released its total carbon emissions footprint. The global ...
Friday Fun: Public Packs Parklets Across US
Friday Fun: Public Packs Parklets Across US
As summer rages onward, celebrating the urban outdoors is now safer and more enjoyable via parklets: mini parks that extend outward from the sidewalk and into the sphere of pedestrian access. These reclamations of urban space have appeared in cities across ...
BRTdata.org: Updates for Brazil, Colombia and Canada
BRTdata.org: Updates for Brazil, Colombia and Canada
BRTdata.org, which features more than 90 geographic, statistical and service-level indicators, released a fourth update on Thursday, adding information on new lines from Canada to Colombia. The website features the most comprehensive, public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems ...
TheCityFix Picks: African Road Ecology, Vacuum Like Traffic, Incentivized Pollution, Greek Debt Yields Bikes
TheCityFix Picks: African Road Ecology, Vacuum Like Traffic, Incentivized Pollution, Greek Debt Yields Bikes
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 ...
Government Accessibility, Accountability In Transport
Government Accessibility, Accountability In Transport
In keeping with the social-contract, the United Kingdom House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is calling for public input on its inquiry, “Transport and the Accessibility of Public Services’. The Committee is preparing for a synthesis of its near decade old “Making ...
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
Call for Applications: World Bank’s Leadership in Urban Transport Planning Program
The World Bank  will host a 7-day learning event, “Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” to be held in Seoul from October 7th through October 13th, 2012, prefaced by a 4-week remote learning course. The event is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Land, ...
China Transportation Briefing: Stemming The Tide of Private Autos in Guangzhou
China Transportation Briefing: Stemming The Tide of Private Autos in Guangzhou
Our monthly 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 issue ...
Research Recap, August 6th: US Fleet Could Save $Billions, Climate Change Rising, British Biking, Status Quo Emissions
Research Recap, August 6th: US Fleet Could Save $Billions, Climate Change Rising, British Biking, Status Quo Emissions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Government Efficiency For the Future The American Clean Skies Foundation has found that government owned, government ...
TheCityFix Picks: Power Outage in India, No Need for Olympic VIP Lanes, Worst Hong Kong Air Pollution Since 2010
TheCityFix Picks: Power Outage in India, No Need for Olympic VIP Lanes, Worst Hong Kong Air Pollution Since 2010
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 ...
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil. Urban cycling has become ever more popular and has even entered recent Armani advertising campaigns as a symbol of youth, fitness and sex appeal. However, no matter ...
Research Recap, July 30: Sustainable Olympics, Transit Saves Money, Antarctic Carbon, Mediterranean Sustainability
Research Recap, July 30: Sustainable Olympics, Transit Saves Money, Antarctic Carbon, Mediterranean Sustainability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Olympian Carbon Reductions The National Center for Atmospheric Research, a body of the U.S. National Science ...
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