Posts tagged with 'public space'
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Friday Fun: Guadalajara’s Informal Bike Lanes
Frustrated and unsatisfied with the city’s efforts in promoting bicycle infrastructure, bicycle advocates in Guadalajara, Mexico took action into their own hands by informally painting bike lanes along the city’s roads through a community event called Ciclovía Ciudadana. We reported in the ...
Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
Los Angeles County “RENEWS” Model Streets Manual
In an effort to improve the health and livability of cities, Los Angeles County (LAC) provided grants of up to $240,000 to nine applicants as part of its Renewing Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness (RENEW) initiative. The grants are ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 25: Cycling Sevilla, Heavier Bus Passengers, Greener Carsharing
TheCityFix Picks, March 25: Cycling Sevilla, Heavier Bus Passengers, Greener Carsharing
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 18: Real-Time Transit Info, Biking Tickets, Pollution Pricing
TheCityFix Picks, March 18: Real-Time Transit Info, Biking Tickets, Pollution Pricing
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 ...
Friday Fun: Urbanized by Gary Hustwit
Friday Fun: Urbanized by Gary Hustwit
Gary Hustwit, the independent filmmaker behind “Helvetica” and “Objectified,” has partnered with cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler to work on a third documentary, “Urbanized.” Gary’s first film documentary, named after the font Helvetica, looks at typography, graphic design and global visual design. Gary’s ...
Vote Now for Active Cities, Healthy Cities!
Vote Now for Active Cities, Healthy Cities!
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org: A new online competition, Active Cities, Healthy Cities, was launched today to raise awareness of cities in Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to sustainable transport, the environment, and creating a healthy lifestyle for their citizens. ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 25: Electric Carshare, Air Pollution and Cocaine, Rock Girl Benches
TheCityFix Picks, February 25: Electric Carshare, Air Pollution and Cocaine, Rock Girl Benches
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 Obama’s ...
The Contradictions of Regulating "Pop-Up" Spaces
The Contradictions of Regulating "Pop-Up" Spaces
Temporary urbanism—the trend of “pop-up places”—is growing in popularity, especially among retailers, politicians, planners, artists, landscape architects, entrepreneurs and activists. The concept of utilizing public or unused space for a short amount of time, in part, has become trendy because ...
Friday Fun: Garden Buses
Friday Fun: Garden Buses
New York University student Marco Antonio Castro Cosio developed a playful design of a bus with a “green roof,” aimed at rethinking quality of life in the city. The designer, who attends the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the ...
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities: Eskişehir, an urban area of about half a million people and two ...
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
Transport and Health: Measuring the Link
It is crucial to develop a robust, simple and meaningful set of indicators to measure the impact of transport policy on public health in order to achieve any real change in the status quo, according to Dr. Carlos Dora of ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
Last night, Guangzhou, China was announced as the winner of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. The seventh annual award, created by the  Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recognizes a city that made the most progress in improving mobility, reducing emissions and improving ...
Wheelchair Access Via Open Source Mapping
Wheelchair Access Via Open Source Mapping
Via the blog, SupraGeography, written by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher and software developer at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), TheCityFix came across wheelmap.org. It’s a website (and iPhone app) built to display and aggregate information on wheelchair access in ...
Case Studies of Latino New Urbanism: San Ysidro
Case Studies of Latino New Urbanism: San Ysidro
This case study is a continuation of our “Cities in Flux” post about Latino New Urbanism, a way of understanding community, public spaces and neighborhoods by acknowledging the preferences and culture of Latino immigrants. They are places that are layered ...
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
About half of the world now lives in cities, and this figure is expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050, with most urban growth projected to occur in developing countries. As people move to cities at this unprecedented pace ...
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