Posts tagged with 'Pittsburgh'
Transforming Transportation 2020 Day 1: Connecting People for Sustainable Growth
Transforming Transportation 2020 Day 1: Connecting People for Sustainable Growth
Transforming Transportation 2020 kicked off today at the World Bank in Washington, DC. A wide range of policymakers, business leaders, development practitioners, experts and advocates raised the challenges faced by countries worldwide in providing sustainable mobility for all. Panels covered ...
Reshaping Public Policy Can Solve the Housing Affordability Crisis in U.S. Cities
Reshaping Public Policy Can Solve the Housing Affordability Crisis in U.S. Cities
We’re living in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. Demand for apartments and condos continues to outpace supply in most urban cores. Upward pressure on asking rents is displacing low-income renters to nearby communities and middle-income renters are starting ...
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles? The Uncertain Road Ahead
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles? The Uncertain Road Ahead
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are already being tested in California, Pittsburgh, Singapore, Paris and Oslo. As they spread, they are becoming a natural flashpoint for debate. Proponents of AVs point to their promise of a safer, faster, cleaner and more convenient ...
Finding Your Place in the Global Urban Movement to Fight Climate Change
Finding Your Place in the Global Urban Movement to Fight Climate Change
For Pittsburgh, it’s a focus on improving air quality and creating renewable energy jobs. For Paris, it’s encouraging social mobility and reclaiming pedestrian areas. The common thread in these cities’ climate action plans is a commitment to pledges made by ...
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America's Broken Bridges
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America's Broken Bridges
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Wi-Fi On-the-Go Nearly half of public transit customers in the Midwest and East Coast United States ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
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 ...
Photo by Amphis d'@illeurs.
Transit, Crowdsourcing and Universal Design
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University released a new smartphone application that will help transit users create a database of real-time information of their local transit agencies. Cities and transit agencies around the world are making riding easier for their customers by ...
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 ...
Boosting Property Values Near BRT
Boosting Property Values Near BRT
Many transit advocates agree that bus rapid transit (BRT) can provide high-quality, efficient transportation at a fraction of the cost of rail. However, a common concern about BRT is that routes are not as permanent as tracks – in theory, ...
Ballroom Dancer Seeks "Urban String Theory" on TheCityFix DC
Ballroom Dancer Seeks "Urban String Theory" on TheCityFix DC
A view of two Ohio River bridges from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh, hometown of TheCityFix DC’s newest blogger. Photo by Brent and MariLynn. Editor’s Note: Join us in a warm welcome for TheCityFix DC’s newest blogger, Alex Pazuchanics. If you ...
Innovation In A Company Town
Innovation In A Company Town
2thinknow, an Australian company that sells information about cities, released their list of what they consider to be the 75 most innovative world cities. D.C. ranked 15th in the world. These rankings are a mixed bag and access to the ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
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