Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
TheCityFix Picks, September 23: Low Car(bon) Communities, BRT on Strike, Rail-Volution
TheCityFix Picks, September 23: Low Car(bon) Communities, BRT on Strike, Rail-Volution
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 ...
Watch the New Trailer for "Urbanized"
Watch the New Trailer for "Urbanized"
Urbanized, the film documentary on urban design by filmmaker Gary Hustwit, is now screening at film festivals and special events in North America and Europe. We recently spoke to Gary Hustwit on Urbanized and his experience filming the documentary. In honor ...
Sustaining Prosperity Amidst Shifts in Urban Demographics
Sustaining Prosperity Amidst Shifts in Urban Demographics
The demographics of a city are the ultimate determinant in the kinds of services it provides. Services like transportation and affordable housing take shape based on the individuals and families that receive them. As we’ve written about before, a city ...
Research Recap, September 19: Young Driver Safety, Accessible Housing, Transport Competition Winners
Research Recap, September 19: Young Driver Safety, Accessible Housing, Transport Competition Winners
Young Driver Safety A new nationwide United States study indicates that graduated driver’s licensing programs yield lower traffic fatality rate improvements than previous research indicated. Conducted by a team of researchers, including lead author Scott Masten of California’s Department of Motor ...
Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2011
Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2011
A version of this post was orginially published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on September 16, 2011 in Portuguese in TheCityFix Brasil. Today marks the seventh annual celebration of PARK(ing) Day, when citizens, artists, students and activists take over metered parking ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
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 ...
Monsoons and Recurring Transport Nightmares for Delhi
Monsoons and Recurring Transport Nightmares for Delhi
Monsoons are a seasonal reality for Indian cities. These rains vary by region and extend from June to September. The rains are not heavy in all places and do not fall all the time. Yet every year, the experience for ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 9: Porto Alegre BRT, Australian CO2 Emissions, "Overdrive" Screenings
TheCityFix Picks, September 9: Porto Alegre BRT, Australian CO2 Emissions, "Overdrive" Screenings
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 ...
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Urbanized, a film exploring urban design in more than 40 cities, will premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow night, Friday, September 9, 2011. Urbanized is the final documentary in Gary Hustwit’s trilogy of design films. Hustwit’s previous films, ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
Integrated Transport The Latin American Association for Integrated Transport and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT) hosted Mobilidade Curitiba, a transport workshop exploring the urban mobility of Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday. The city of Detroit is pursuing a bike sharing system, with near-term plans to ...
Melbourne Ranked as Most Livable City
Melbourne Ranked as Most Livable City
  The Economist Intelligence Unit, the original in-house research unit for The Economist, released a livability ranking report of 140 cities from around the world. Melbourne, Australia topped the list with a livability rating of 98 out of 100 in ...
Photo Essay: A Tale of Two Bus Systems in Bogotá
Photo Essay: A Tale of Two Bus Systems in Bogotá
All photos by Gwen Kash. More than a decade after its inception, Bogotá’s pioneering TransMilenio BRT system carries 1.6 million passengers every weekday. Its many successes, such as reducing pollution, improving safety and reducing travel time for Bogotanos, may be ...
Can Urban Design Influence Driving Habits?
Can Urban Design Influence Driving Habits?
If we built cities differently, would people travel differently? Marlon Boarnet, professor of planning, policy, and design and economics from the University of California, Irvine set out to the answer that very question. Through his research, Boarnet works to address the ...
Research Recap, August 29: Commuting in Canada, Fewer Young Drivers, Data Visualization Challenge
Research Recap, August 29: Commuting in Canada, Fewer Young Drivers, Data Visualization Challenge
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Commuting in Canada A new survey by Statistics Canada about modes of commuting in the country found that ...
"Ecumenopolis" Film Explores Challenges to Urbanization in Istanbul
"Ecumenopolis" Film Explores Challenges to Urbanization in Istanbul
Home to nearly 15 million inhabitants and 20 percent of the country’s population, Istanbul is not only the biggest city in Turkey but also the third largest city in Europe, after London and Moscow. Istanbul’s rapid urbanization in the last ...
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