Posts tagged with 'Barcelona'
4 Emerging Concepts That Could Transform Cities
4 Emerging Concepts That Could Transform Cities
Big ideas can forever alter the fate of cities when they are written into cement, steel and stone. When St. Petersburg, Russia, was created in 1703 by Peter the Great, he envisioned the new capital as an emblem of a modern ...
Bike Sharing Is Now a Viable Commuting Choice in São Paulo and Porto Alegre
Bike Sharing Is Now a Viable Commuting Choice in São Paulo and Porto Alegre
New mobility is changing the way we move around cities. It’s also shifting our perception of how we do so. While bicycles may seem more aligned with “old” rather than “new” mobility, bike-sharing systems are transforming the way we see ...
8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach
8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach
Despite more than 1.35 million lives lost on the roads each year, traffic-related fatalities aren’t given the same media or political attention as plane, train or boat disasters. Indeed, some view these tragedies as commonplace or unavoidable – but they ...
TheCityFix’s Top 10 Blogs from 2018
TheCityFix’s Top 10 Blogs from 2018
In 2018, we watched cities around the world grapple with the new mobility transition. Shared, electric and autonomous transportation, at the touch of the button, is redefining how people get around. At the same time, the ultimate effect of these ...
Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s ‘Carritos’ Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism
Design as Democracy: Barcelona’s ‘Carritos’ Encourage a More Inclusive Urbanism
Community participation has become a checklist item for any major urban development project. But what does community participation actually mean? What would it look like if we flipped the responsibility of engagement from citizens to designers? What if, instead of ...
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The “Superblocks” of Barcelona: Despite Protests, City Follows with Sustainable Strategy
In 2016, Barcelona launched superblocks, an innovative strategy to combat air pollution caused by vehicle traffic in the city. The sustainable tactic was detailed in Barcelona’s Mobility Plan, which aims to reduce traffic by 21 percent. Additionally, it says that ...
Creating “Super-Blocks” in Barcelona
Creating “Super-Blocks” in Barcelona
Barcelona is re-designing its streets; city planners released a new plan that takes city spaces back from cars, for the people. Re-orienting the city to the human scale, Barcelona’s leaders have decided to create more space for walking and cycling, ...
How Infill Development Can Help Stop Urban Sprawl
How Infill Development Can Help Stop Urban Sprawl
From October 12 to 14, EMBARQ México will host the XI Cities and Transport International Congress, where decision makers will participate in workshops and discuss how infill development can help Mexico City and other cities achieve a connected, compact, and ...
Barcelona’s transformation under Pasqual Maragall provides one of the best examples of using major events as a catalyst for long term urban improvement. Photo by pleymo_05/Flickr.
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Pasqual Maragall uses the Olympics to transform Barcelona into a global city
This is the sixth entry in the Urbanism Hall of Fame series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series is intended to inform people about the leading paradigms surrounding sustainable transport and urban planning and the thinkers behind them. By presenting their many ...
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Building the city of the future through smart, connected urban transport
The concept of smart, connected transport is a hot topic among city leaders looking to ride the wave of innovation to more sustainable, prosperous cities. Despite this, building a truly smart and interconnected urban transport system is more than most ...
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
Call For Applicants: ¡Win An EU Road Safety Blogging Position in Barcelona!
The European Road Safety Charter (ERSC), an EU Commission Initiative program, is holding a contest for road safety bloggers.  According to the World Health Organization road accidents are the leading cause of death for 15 to 19 year olds globally and ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way
Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way
When you’re commuting in an unfamiliar place or using different modes of transit, what do you look for? And what sorts of symbols do transit agencies use to help commuters get where they have to go? Two key visual methods—representational ...
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