Posts tagged with 'Olympics'
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Before and after: video highlights advances in Rio de Janeiro’s TransCarioca bus rapid transit system
In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, host city Rio de Janeiro is hard at work expanding and improving its transportation infrastructure and urban environs for the influx of athletes, fans, and visitors. Eager ...
Research Recap, July 30: Sustainable Olympics, Transit Saves Money, Antarctic Carbon, Mediterranean Sustainability
Research Recap, July 30: Sustainable Olympics, Transit Saves Money, Antarctic Carbon, Mediterranean Sustainability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Olympian Carbon Reductions The National Center for Atmospheric Research, a body of the U.S. National Science ...
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 ...
The Time for Sustainable Transport in Brazilian Cities Is Now
The Time for Sustainable Transport in Brazilian Cities Is Now
A message from Luis Antonio Lindau, director of EMBARQ Brasil (the producer of TheCityFix Brasil.) Read this post in Portuguese here. Leaders from the world’s biggest cities convened in Sao Paulo earlier this month to find solutions to climate change ...
Measuring the Olympic Legacy
Measuring the Olympic Legacy
As we previously posted, Vancouver’s preparations to host the Winter Olympics involved constructing green venues, implementing several transportation projects and offsetting some emissions. The Games’ legacy will be the cumulative economic, social and environmental impacts of all of the construction, ...
Olympic Transportation Falling Short, But Aiming to Get On the Podium
Olympic Transportation Falling Short, But Aiming to Get On the Podium
Following up on our post outlining Olympic transportation initiatives, the road has been slightly bumpy for the Games’ mass transit thus far.  As one reader attending the events commented, and as the media has reported, Vancouver’s attempts to move athletes ...