Posts tagged with 'density'
Urban Population Now a Majority in China
Urban Population Now a Majority in China
Last year marked the first time in China’s history when the urban population exceeded the rural population, according to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics. In 1949, 10 percent of China’s population lived in cities. Today, it’s 51 percent. According ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
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 ...
"Dencity" Visualizes Seven Billion People
"Dencity" Visualizes Seven Billion People
Earlier this year, we wrote about the symbolism of October 31 in marking the day the world population reached 7 billion people. A design firm based in Boston, Mass., Fathom Information Design, created “Dencity,” a map of global population density as ...
Consumer Behavior Determines Carbon Footprint
Consumer Behavior Determines Carbon Footprint
The prevailing belief has been that dense metropolitan areas produce less carbon emissions per capita than less dense rural areas. The proximity of services, availability of public transportation and density of buildings have been seen as energy efficient in comparison ...
Development-Oriented Transit: Minimizing Taxpayer Investments, Maximizing Community Value
Development-Oriented Transit: Minimizing Taxpayer Investments, Maximizing Community Value
Katlin Jackson and Julia Levitt are co-authors of this post. There is a lot of talk throughout the United States about transit-oriented development (TOD). The term describes the planning of private development around station areas for new transit system investments, ...
Tall Buildings in Mumbai: High Expectations?
Tall Buildings in Mumbai: High Expectations?
Today, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) kicked off their 2010 World Conference in Mumbai, titled Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age. Rapid urbanization of developing countries such as India and China over the past decade ...
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 1: The GPO
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 1: The GPO
Between North Capitol and Massachusetts Avenue, G Street NW is a block of urbanist paradox. Two sites, the Government Printing Office and the Gales School, pose difficult to answer questions about the proper place for older, grittier urban uses in ...
Purple Line BRT vs. LRT, Round 2
Today’s post on BRT for the Purple Line seems to have sparked a flurry of anger on Twitter. We’ve got: theoverheadwireAbsolutely not. Trojan toll road RT @TheCityFix: Should Purple Line be BRT? Yes, if done correctly.https://bit.ly/aFpCL theoverheadwire@TheCityFix Not to mention ...
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
The BeyondDC newsfeed yesterday just blew my mind. Of yesterday’s five headlines, each and every one is about some part of Montgomery County embracing a more sustainable, more urban land use pattern. Let’s go through them one by one: Read ...
CityCenter DC: Density Breeds Sustainability
CityCenter DC: Density Breeds Sustainability
A graphic rendering of the proposed “Central Plaza” of CityCenter DC. Illustration via CityCenter DC. There’s been a lot of big transportation news in the last two days. Between the Purple Line vote and Sec. Ray LaHood and Rep. Jim ...
D.C. Expands Sidewalks, Sends the Right Message
D.C. Expands Sidewalks, Sends the Right Message
D.C. plans to build 15 miles of new sidewalks. Photo by BrittneyBush. The Wash Cycle pointed out today that Mayor Fenty has announced he’ll be spending $4 million in stimulus money on new sidewalks, enough to build 15 miles of ...
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