Posts tagged with 'entrepreneurship'
It’s Hard to Understand the Shared Mobility Revolution When It’s Called Different Things
It’s Hard to Understand the Shared Mobility Revolution When It’s Called Different Things
Uber, Lyft, Didi, Ola, Grab, Via, Chariot, Bridj, car2go, Zipcar, Lime, Jump… The list of companies offering new ways to get around – and new business models to access and pay for it – is long and only getting longer. ...
Why India needs open data for better urban mobility
Why India needs open data for better urban mobility
India’s new initiative to create smart cities across the country has brought back to light the need for open and accessible data. Although the government legitimized the Right to Information Act in 2005, the  data or information requested is usually ...
Governments must create inclusive spaces for dialogue with street vendors and craft policy to support their livelihoods and economic mobility. Photo by Carlos Penalba/Flickr.
Bridging the divide between vendors and local governments for more inclusive cities
As previously discussed on TheCityFix, many cities worldwide are facing a series of challenges around informal economic activity. As they begin to modernize and transform public spaces, street vendors are often left behind or swept away. Yet, these efforts at ...
Shanghai's skyline is a symbol to all entrepreneurs of the potential new information technologies, shared service models, and good ideas have to make positive change to cities’ development. Photo by The Q Speaks/Flickr.
Last chance for cities, states and enterprises in New Mobility to apply for the Global MobiPrize
SMART at the University of Michigan is honoring enterprises along with cities and states supporting enterprises that are making the world a better place through innovative sustainable transport. The deadline for entrepreneurs to apply is July 7, 2014. We live ...
Old Delhi auto-rickshaw. Photo by Larry Johnson.
Rickshaw Rising Challenge: Revolutionizing urban mobility in India
Do you have a business solution that has the potential to deliver large-scale improvements in quality of service, access, safety, environmental impact, and livelihoods in India’s auto-rickshaw sector? The Rickshaw Rising Challenge is calling for applications from Indian business endeavors that have ...
China Transportation Briefing: The boom and ban of taxi apps
China Transportation Briefing: The boom and ban of taxi apps
Today’s post was co-authored by Heshuang Zeng and Yili Lin. This article is one in our series of China Transportation Briefings. The series – exclusively on TheCityFix – shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal ...
Intermediate public transport services such as auto-rickshaws are an important part of sustainable urban transport in India. Photo by Roy Sinai.
Rickshaw-Taxi Online Discussion Group – A Summary of Discussions
This blog post is part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Intermediate public transport (IPT) services, such as auto-rickshaws and taxis are an important part of sustainable urban transport in India. Over the ...
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
Imagine spending two years of your life stuck in your car, with no one but the radio for company. That is the reality for everyone who spends two hours commuting to and from work, five days a week, for 35 ...
Q&A with Padmasree Harish: Easy Auto Service
Q&A with Padmasree Harish: Easy Auto Service
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation Easy Auto is a fleet auto-rickshaw service that provides pre-paid and dial-an-auto-rickshaw service in Patna, the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. Established in ...
Vote Now! "EnterPrizing" New Mobility in India
Vote Now! "EnterPrizing" New Mobility in India
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In 2009, when Nirmal Kumar first started G-Auto, a dial-a-rickshaw service, little did he know that it would grow into a hugely ...
Rajkot Catalyzes Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship
Rajkot Catalyzes Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Rajkot is one of the fastest growing cities in India, with a population of around 1.3 million in 2011. Rapid urbanization and ...
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last month, EMBARQ India hosted an event, “Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit,” in Mumbai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of ...
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