Posts tagged with 'community engagement'
caption: Cities around the world celebrate the many positive impacts of trees on Arbor Day. Photo by longzijun/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Promoting a culture of sustainability—celebrations of Arbor Day around the world
Arbor Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the many positive impacts of trees on our lives, has expanded from a small effort by American pioneers to transform Nebraska’s arid lands, to a global celebration that brings hope for a more ...
Cycle rickshaw driver in Gurgaon, India
Gurgaon launches India's first car-free Sunday
“High-quality public pedestrian space is evidence of a true democracy at work” – Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia Starting on November 17, an entire street in Gurgaon, India will be transformed into a car-free zone every Sunday where ...
Robin Chase
Three things you should be doing right now: Advice from Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar
As human society faces the massive global challenge of climate change, many of us ask ourselves – do my individual actions really matter? Robin Chase, the founder and former CEO of Buzzcar and Zipcar, thinks they do, and she’s given ...
Friday Fun: Paint your way to safer streets
Friday Fun: Paint your way to safer streets
“Intersection Repair” uses paint to turn dangerous intersections into spaces shared equally by people and cars. Photo by Mary J.I. If you have your finger on the pulse of guerilla urban improvements, you have probably already heard of community-led efforts ...
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
“The individuals who travel along their city’s streets are the most responsible for shaping it.” Photo by Robokow. In the field of sustainable design and urban planning, transformation doesn’t happen overnight: it takes time for individual behaviors to change and ...
Photo by World Bank Photo Collection.
All aboard: Engaging the public on transport projects
Public transport is a core part of our daily lives. It is an economic driver — linking commuters to employment opportunities and bringing potential customers to retail and commercial establishments. It impacts our health, as modes of urban transport affect ...
Call for Papers: The 2012 International Conference on Walking and Sustainable Cities
Call for Papers: The 2012 International Conference on Walking and Sustainable Cities
We are pleased to announce that Walk 21 andEMBARQ Mexico have partnered to host the joint XIII International Walking and Liveable Communities Conference and VII International Congress on Sustainable Transport on September 30 to October 4, 2012 in Mexico City. The CALL FOR PAPERS is ...
OpenIDEO: Online Collaboration for Urban Innovation
OpenIDEO: Online Collaboration for Urban Innovation
If you have ever found yourself pondering solutions to the world’s biggest problems, you will be relieved to learn that there is now an online platform where you can share your ideas and connect with like-minded thinkers. OpenIDEO is an ...
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 ...
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 ...
NYC Residents Suggesting Locations for New Bike Share Stations
NYC Residents Suggesting Locations for New Bike Share Stations
Yesterday, New York City officials announced a new bikeshare system that will be available to New Yorkers in 2012. The city selected Alta Bicycle Share to operate and launch an initial system with 10,500 bicycles and 600 stations around Manhattan ...
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Monika Kerdeman is the communications and finance coordinator for The Access Initiative (TAI), a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making. TAI is a project of the World Resources Institute, where EMBARQ, the producer ...
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