Posts tagged with 'avoid-shift-improve'
Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?
Walking the Talk: What Can We Learn from Germany’s New Pedestrian Policy Framework?
Walking, as simple as it is, is key to many current urban issues. As car ownership grows, people are walking less and becoming less physically active generally, especially adolescents, more than 80% of whom are insufficiently active. The impacts are ...
Nossa Cidade 10.1
Why Sustainable Transport Is a Key Driver of Sustainable Urban Development
About 80 percent of all wealth generated in the world comes from the cities, which attract millions of people every year in search of opportunities. There are already 3.9 billion people living in urban areas and, in 2050, that number ...
We Are Transport! We Have Solutions!
We Are Transport! We Have Solutions!
The COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change takes place in Paris from November 30 to December 11. Several organizations have formed the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate to highlight the role that transportation policy reforms can play in achieving emission reduction targets. Its theme ...
The BIG bus network in Bangalore is an example of an integrated transport solution that offers better accessibility through connectivity between transport modes and networks. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
From the director's chair: Sustainable urban transport solutions worth spreading
Holger Dalkmann, Director of EMBARQ – the producer of TheCityFix – wrote about the importance of developed and emerging cities improving sustainable transport in the 2014 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book. Read his thoughts on growing trends contributing to sustainable cities worldwide. ...
What future do you want? Photo by Africa Renewal/John Gillespie/Flickr.
TheCityFix’s roadmap to the Bonn climate change negotiations
From June 4 – 19, 2014, environmental leaders, policymakers, and the international climate community will descend on Bonn, Germany for the intersessional negotiation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This event is a chance for leaders ...
Cities around the world seek out ways to shift, avoid, and improve their infrastructure and transport modes to decrease air pollution. Photo by WBUR/Flickr.
Right to breathe: The link between transport and air quality
Today, the highest levels of air pollutants are concentrated in developing cities, particularly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Motor vehicles contribute between 25 and 75% of this air pollution. In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released ...
Upcoming Low Emission Transport Toolkit webinar will help planners and city leaders to plan, finance, and implement sustainable transport solutions. Photo by EMBARQ Brazil.
Transport Toolkit: Six steps to a low emission transport system
City leaders and planners weigh difficult decisions when choosing the path for their cities. When it comes to transport, they face such challenges as deciding between developing bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail, and finding the best way to ...
Urban guerrillas in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
New Year’s resolutions for your city, your planet, and you
Happy New Year, readers! It’s that time of year again – the annual establishing and kick-off of New Year’s resolutions. But this year, let’s take a different approach. It’s easy to make lofty New Year’s resolutions that make an impact ...
Traffic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Transport NAMA Database: Sharing the work of developing countries and technical experts
Transport currently accounts for nearly 20% of global energy use and related CO2 emissions, approximately 40% of which are emitted from urban transport. Transport emissions are expected to increase by 57% worldwide from 1990 levels by 2030 and more than ...
Pedestrian crossing
On the move: Steering urban transport in a new direction
This is the inaugural post of a new “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Ever since the mass production of automobiles began nearly a century ago, the prevailing paradigm in urban transport has been the ...
A boy peers out a bus window in Mumbai, India. Photo by gregor_y.
How clean is the air we breathe in cities?
More and more cities worldwide are grappling with the ever-increasing menace of air pollution — especially in India, which contains some of the most polluted cities in the world. Rapid economic growth in developing countries and increased individual wealth is ...
The bicycle holds promise as a sustainable mobility solution for Indian cities. By Jorge Royan.
The promise of bike-sharing in India
This blog post is a part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Rapid economic growth in developing countries has resulted in increased purchasing power among the people, which manifests itself in an ever-increasing number of private ...
The authors of Low Carbon Land Transport – Policy Handbook ask, “Which transport vision will cities like Beijing, China [pictured here], choose for their future?” Photo by Daniel Bongardt.
Towards a vision of sustainable transport – Today’s decisions matter!
This post was authored by Daniel Bongardt, Insa Eekhoff, and Stefan Bakker In 2050, Pankaj and Amisha may live in the same country, but their daily experience in traffic could not be more different. Being troubled by congestion, air pollution, ...
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
New Report: UNEP Links Economic Growth to Sustainability
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that makes the case for investing 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors to propel a transition towards a “low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy ” and catalyze ...
Hybrid Buses on the Road in Guadalajara
Hybrid Buses on the Road in Guadalajara
Employing hybrid technologies in public transportation allows cities to run more buses with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, while also helping to reduce total vehicle kilometers traveled, congestion, and road injuries and fatalities. Earlier this month in Guadalajara—Mexico’s second largest city—industrial manufacturer ...
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