Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
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 ...
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
New Cycling Initiatives in Ukraine
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine started the first stages of building new cycling routes for the city’s bicycle commuters. The Executive Committee of the City of Lviv approved a 9-year implementation plan for the city’s new cycling infrastructure. ...
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 ...
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 ...
World Habitat Day 2011: Top Posts on Cities and Climate Change
World Habitat Day 2011: Top Posts on Cities and Climate Change
 People living in urban slums, like here in Mumbai, are especially vulnerable to risks associated with climate change. Photo by Jon Baldock. Since 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day. Today’s global celebration will ...
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
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: Painting Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
Friday Fun: Painting Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
Dutch artistic duo Haas&Hahn worked with local residents to create a piece of art out of painted favelas, or informal housing settlements, in Brazil. The duo attempted the piece to counter the negative coverage and imagery of the favelas in Rio de ...
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, Living Cities hosted panel discussions on Tuesday on leadership, innovation and problem-solving mechanisms in urban areas. Living Cities was established in 1991 by philanthropists and corporate leaders who believed that real change in ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Public Space
CACS Highlights: Winner of Public Space
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
Parking Tax in Bangalore to Curb Congestion
Parking Tax in Bangalore to Curb Congestion
The Greater Bangalore Municipal Body is considering a tax on vehicles parked on roads and pavements in residential neighborhoods. “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is contemplating taxing the ‘encroachers’ found ‘misusing the public property,” reports the Deccan Herald. The goal ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Physical Activity and Recreation
CACS Highlights: Winner of Physical Activity and Recreation
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through ...
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Research Recap, September 26: Black Carbon Biking, Intelligent Traffic, Mental Health Exercise
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Black Carbon Biking Urban cyclist commuters have more black carbon in their lungs than pedestrian commuters, according to ...
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