Posts tagged with 'Medellin'
Participants at the seventh World Urban Forum crafted the The Medellin Declaration, which advocates for placing equity at the center of sustainable urban development. Photo by Mariana Gil/Flickr.
Why we need sustainable urbanization: A response to the Medellín Declaration
Over 22,000 attendees gathered in Medellín, Colombia for the Seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7) from April 5 – 11, 2014, sharing ideas, experiences, and challenges for creating more sustainable and equitable cities. The conclusion of the WUF7 saw the release ...
Green spaces in cities, such as New York's High Line, promote an active, sustainable lifestyle for city residents. Photo by David Berkowitz/Flickr.
World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities
In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was ...
Medellín, Colombia has undergone a drastic urban transformation, and will now host the Seventh World Urban Forum. Photo by PehMed2020/Flickr.
A safe city is a just city
As cities in the developing world continue to grow, so do their traffic safety concerns. Latin America, for instance, now sees three times as many deaths from traffic crashes as Europe, the vast majority of which occur in cities. Vulnerable ...
Nominate a City for the 2013 Sustainable Transport Awards
Nominate a City for the 2013 Sustainable Transport Awards
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee, including EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), invite you to nominate your city for the 9th Annual Sustainable Transport Award. Nominations are now open and will be ...
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
A version of this post was originally posted on EMBARQ.org on January 24, 2012.  For more info: www.st-award.org. WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – San Francisco, USA, and Medellin, Colombia, were selected as the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award winners today during the annual ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
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, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Research Recap, January 9: Productive Urban Densities, Safely Sharing the Road, Affordable Ciclovías
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Productive Urban Densities A new report examining urban population densities found that, on the whole, growing ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
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 ...
Sergio Fajardo and the Rebirth of Medellín
Sergio Fajardo and the Rebirth of Medellín
This post was originally published in Portuegese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil on December 1, 2011.  For Sergio Fajardo, the former mayor of Medellín (2004-2007) and now governor-elect of Antioch (2012-2014), all government action must be strategically linked to ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
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 ...
Medellin Bus System Paralyzed by Violence and Extortion
Medellin Bus System Paralyzed by Violence and Extortion
Neighborhoods in Medellin, Colombia were recently paralyzed by a bus driver protest. The strike was triggered by the murder of Duban de Jesus Botero Vera, who was gunned down after his refusal to pay a vacuna extortion fee. The slain ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
Up, Up and Away in a Cable Car
Up, Up and Away in a Cable Car
Cable cars, also known as ropeways or aerial tramways, don’t get much respect. These types of transportation systems, in which a cabin or other conveyance is suspended from a fixed cable and pulled by another cable, are often thought of ...
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