Posts tagged with 'Middle East'
17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress
17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress
Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before that, Rome rationed water to conserve scarce ...
Family on the streets of Tehran. Photo by kamshots.
3 things you did not know about sustainable transport in Iran
A family navigates the streets of Tehran, Iran’s capital city. Photo by kamshots. Located in central Asia, with the Caspian Sea forming its northern border and the Persian Gulf to the south, Iran has been a crossroads of human civilization ...
Amman. By David Bjorgen.
Will Jordan get its advanced bus system?
For outside observers, Queen Rania Street, a bustling thoroughfare in central Amman, has an odd feature running for two kilometers down the center of the road: a vacant lane. It has been adopted by cyclists as an unofficial bike lane, ...
Photo by Beardedalien_lr
Sustainable transport making headlines in the United Arab Emirates
Known for record-breaking skyscrapers, indoor ski slopes, and mega-shopping malls, the oil-rich UAE is not often the picture that immediately comes to mind on the topic of sustainable transport. But big things are happening in this small nation — from ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
It came as a bit of a shock to foreign observers when the Iranian central government declared a 24-hour “holiday” last Wednesday in Tehran in response to the extremely unhealthy level of air pollution city officials were expecting, but unfortunately ...