Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Transantiago, the public transport system in Santiago, Chile that combines bus rapid transit (BRT), feeder bus lines and a metro system, celebrated its third birthday last month. You may remember the news coverage from its opening weeks in February 2007. ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors announced that sales of previously occupied homes in the United States fell 0.6 percent last month. This drop came after a sharp decrease in December and a more modest one in January. ...
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
In recent years, auto rickshaws have been a topic of endless controversy in India. Proponents maintain that they are a vital mode of transport in Indian cities, providing low-cost mobility and connecting travelers to mass transit and even directly to ...
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
Last week, Prajna Rao, a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog), posted a photographic tour of Ahmedabad’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as Janmarg. ...
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
Prajna Rao is a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India), a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog. She provides a photographic overview of Ahmedabad’s new BRT system, known as Janmarg, which has ...
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Cities have been ranked in all kinds of ways. Best places to live, best access to the outdoors, most walkable, most obese, ease of landing a green job, best street art. Now, there’s a new city ranking: Real Simple magazine ...
"Let’s Move" Toward a National Model of Active Community Design
"Let’s Move" Toward a National Model of Active Community Design
Four weeks ago, TheCityFix covered the launch of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, noting the omission of an active community design component. As we speak, the Task Force on Childhood Obesity is developing the campaign’s agenda. Its recommendations are due ...
Recognizing a Woman's Role in Sustainable Transport
Recognizing a Woman's Role in Sustainable Transport
Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration observed since 1911 to recognize the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. Eric Britton at World Streets wrote a commemorative piece on how “women hold the key to the ...
Montgomery County’s Mixed-Use Zoning Proposal Gets Mixed Reception
Montgomery County’s Mixed-Use Zoning Proposal Gets Mixed Reception
Earlier this week, the Montgomery County Council endorsed revisions to its zoning code that would include a proposed mixed-use zone. The Council is expected to approve the changes next week. In an effort to update the zoning system to create ...
Mumbai Joins Other World-Class Cities to Celebrate "Car Free Day"
Mumbai Joins Other World-Class Cities to Celebrate "Car Free Day"
Last Sunday, Mumbai hosted a local event with global importance: Car Free Day. It was the first time the city had ever organized such an event, modeled after popular car-free days in other cities, such as Ciclovia in Bogotá and ...
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
Yesterday, Michelle Obama rolled out her campaign against childhood obesity, dubbed “Let’s Move.” Along with the First Lady’s influential leadership, the project is backed by some significant resources, including as much as $1 billion a year in federal funds for ...
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
Local Forecast: Snowy, with a Chance of Mixed-Use
We’re in the midst of another snowstorm here in D.C., and once again, I’m thanking my lucky stars that I live in a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood. Just like last time, the roads are a mess and my car is buried ...
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Businesses Take Responsibility for Advancing Sustainable Transportation
Mitch Jackson is the Director of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FedEx Corporation (and he also writes for the FedEx Citizenship Blog.) This month, FedEx is beginning work with EMBARQ — the producer of TheCityFix — as an extension of ...
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