Posts tagged with 'Latin America'
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
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 ...
National Pedestrian Day in Bolivia
National Pedestrian Day in Bolivia
Taking a page out of the Open Streets movement and the Park(ing) Day celebrations from around the world, Bolivia celebrated its first “National Day of the Pedestrain” this past September. The event encouraged residents to use active transportation by banning ...
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
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 ...
Upcoming Event: Open Data Meetup Lima
Upcoming Event: Open Data Meetup Lima
Escuelab, Softwin, Social Media Group and Development Seed are hosting an Open Data event in Lima, Peru Saturday, August 13, 2011. The event, “Open Data Meetup Lima,” is a day of sharing ideas, activities and workshops related to open data ...
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Last month, the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development (ITDP) partnered with artist, musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to raise awareness for sustainable transport in Latin American cities. In an 18-day, nine-city tour, Byrne took the stage ...
IDB to Invest $6 Billion in World Cup Host Cities
IDB to Invest $6 Billion in World Cup Host Cities
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese onTheCityFix Brasil on July 1, 2011. Brazil recently announced a financial partnership with Japan that involves a contract of up to $3 billion to be invested ...
Urban Development: Leaders Lead, But People Do the Planning
Urban Development: Leaders Lead, But People Do the Planning
The inclusion of all stakeholders in urban planning was a recurring theme yesterday at the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development event, “Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure Policies in Latin America,” organized by the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ...
Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and BRT in Latin America
Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and BRT in Latin America
This was originally posted on EMBARQ.org Representatives from the most influential transit agencies in Latin America will join bus system developers and other international transport experts on April 25-28 to share “Best Practices in Integrated Transport Systems and Bus Rapid Transit ...
Ashoka Changemakers: Vote Now for Solutions to Sustainable Urban Housing!
Ashoka Changemakers: Vote Now for Solutions to Sustainable Urban Housing!
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) is nominated as a finalist for an online competition, “Sustainable Urban Housing: Collaborating for Liveable and Inclusive Cities,” hosted by Ashoka Changemakers and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. Other partners include the U.S. Department ...
Latin America's Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons for the U.S.
Latin America's Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons for the U.S.
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at this morning’s event at The Brookings Institution, “Latin America’s Bus Rapid ...
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Latin America has some of the most touted transit systems in the world, but it also has some poorly run and maintained transport systems. Since the 1970s, ever since the concept of BRT was born in Curitiba, Brazil, these systems have ...
TransMilenio: A Retrospective
TransMilenio: A Retrospective
EMBARQ’s Director of Research and Practice Dario Hidalgo, former deputy general manager for TransMilenio, shares a memory from 10 years ago, when Bogota’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system first launched. This post is part of our monthlong series, celebrating TransMilenio’s ...
New Report: Latin American Green City Index
New Report: Latin American Green City Index
The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the news magazine The Economist and Siemens released a Latin American Green City Index measuring sustainability of 17 key cities in the region. EIU is a prominent research and intelligence firm that delivers business ...
Female Bikers as Indicator for Street Safety in Latin America
Female Bikers as Indicator for Street Safety in Latin America
Lima, Peru is a megacity with a population approaching 9 million. It is notorious for its sprawling growth, vast slums and mobility issues stemming from a spike in car ownership and cab usage beginning in the 1990s. To deal with ...
Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 2: Modernizing Public Transportation
Q&A with Dario Hidalgo, Part 2: Modernizing Public Transportation
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. In ...
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