Posts tagged with 'demographics'
Opinions Split on Beijing’s Congestion Charge, But Many Support Its Intended Goals
Opinions Split on Beijing’s Congestion Charge, But Many Support Its Intended Goals
Beijing is one of most congested cities in the world, with over 6 million cars on its roads. In 2017, drivers spent on average just under three hours in traffic each weekday. Data from the navigation app AutoNavi shows Beijing ...
Paris Metro
Friday Fun: Data can be sexy too
DataParis maps the secrets of the city using open data and metro stops. Photo by Zilverbat. Data visualizations and apps that rely on open data have become popular tools in the past few years. Data visualizations are wide ranging, from ...
An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight.
Friday Fun: Changing the way we think about urban design for our aging population
An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight. Inspired by the article The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets from The Atlantic Cities Think back to the last time you helped an elderly person cross ...
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
United Nations demographers mark today as the symbolic date for when the world population reached 7 billion people. The weight of this new scale of population on the world’s resources is a topic we cover on this blog every day. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. U.S. Transit Access The Brookings Institution released a new report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” examining ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
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 ...
Research Recap, August 1: Efficient Cab Driving, Neighborhood Walkability, Commuter Economics
Research Recap, August 1: Efficient Cab Driving, Neighborhood Walkability, Commuter Economics
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Fuel-Efficient Cab Driving “Inside the Mind of a Cabbie,” a newly released interim report by Shell ...
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Research Recap, July 18: Urban Green Fields, Transit Station Priorities, U.S. Parking Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Green Field Potential The potential and best measures for converting underutilized commercial real estate to ...
Intercity Bus Travel on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad
Intercity Bus Travel on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad
We’ve said this before: the face of intercity bus travel is changing. The popularity of buses, in general,  is gaining ground for a number of reasons.  In cities from London to Los Angeles, buses are benefiting from sleek new designs, ...
Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Washington and Baltimore experienced ...
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
What Is It About 20-Somethings and Cars?
American young adults are driving less, says a recent piece in AdvertisingAge.  Only 77 percent of 19-year-olds today have their license, compared to 92 percent in 1978.  And the proportion of automobile miles driven by people aged 21 to 30 ...
New Report: "Bright Flight" Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
New Report: "Bright Flight" Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
A new study from the Brookings Institution, “The State of Metropolitan America,” shows that, for the first time, America’s suburbs are more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population, while younger, educated whites ...
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
Joel Kotkin and his website New Geography can be frustrating—Kotkin can be an apologist for sprawl—but they can also be invaluable. That latter quality was on full display today in Prof. Ali Modarres’ expert breakdown of census data showing that ...
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