Posts tagged with 'public space'
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
Spotlight on the World Cup: Small Urban Interventions Enhance Host City
I’ve been in Johannesburg for the past two and a half weeks for the World Cup, perfecting my vuvuzela skills, watching endless hours of soccer and enjoying the fantastic festival atmosphere here. Living in Cape Town in 2004 when South ...
Williamsburg Walks Again
Williamsburg Walks Again
Residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have received negative attention lately for their “too cool” attitude toward the U.S. Census –  the hipster enclave has the lowest rate of return (around 30 percent) in New York City. This is disparaging, considering that ...
Tip of the Helmet to Wilmington, N.C.
Tip of the Helmet to Wilmington, N.C.
Inspired by Stephen Colbert’s “Tip of the Hat,”  TheCityFix is starting a new series – “Tip of the Helmet” –  to give credit where it’s due as cities invest in sustainable transport, particularly for walking and cycling. To kick off ...
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Curitiba, Brazil has long provided a global model for successful integration of transportation and land use planning, with a focus on environmental preservation. And recent innovations –  including the brand new Green Line and an expanded traditional route  – deserve international ...
Manifesto for Urban Accessibility in India
Manifesto for Urban Accessibility in India
In my introductory post, I mentioned my interest in writing about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Sudhir Chella Rajan, a professor of Humanities and Social Sciences ...
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
From 2006-2007, I spent one year living in Lima, Peru and researching its public transit system. Anyone who’s visited Peru’s capital understands what an adventure this was. Some of my most vivid memories of that time are of clinging to ...
Build a Better Burb
Build a Better Burb
There has been a crisis of imagination, and your bold new ideas are urgently needed. There should be no preconceptions about what is or is not possible. What would you do on these acres of opportunity? Build a car-free community ...
Abu Dhabi Showcases Sustainable Urban Design
Abu Dhabi Showcases Sustainable Urban Design
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) in February released the Urban Street Design Manual, a 172-page guidebook that outlines design standards to create more walkable communities in Abu Dhabi, the largest and most oil-rich of the seven members of ...
New Film Series Showcases City Transportation Innovations
New Film Series Showcases City Transportation Innovations
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) today kicked off a new series of high-energy films documenting innovative transportation projects in big cities across the nation. The series of seven films showcases projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Los Angeles, Phoenix ...
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
Prajna Rao is a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India), a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog. She provides a photographic overview of Ahmedabad’s new BRT system, known as Janmarg, which has ...
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
NYC BigApps Contest and Walkshed New York
Check out this great competition that we came across called NYC BigApps. It launched in October and public voting began yesterday. The competition “will reward the developers of the most useful, inventive, appealing, effective, and commercially viable applications for delivering ...
The End of the American Exurbs and the Death of Sprawl?
The End of the American Exurbs and the Death of Sprawl?
It’s a common refrain among Smart Growth advocates across the United States that goes something like this: “The fallout from the economic crisis is hitting far out suburban and exurban communities much harder than urban areas. This signals the end ...
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 2)
Persuading for Pedestrian Zones (Part 2)
(Read Part 1 of this post here.) ISTANBUL In Istanbul, waterways ruled strong over the seat of empires. The former Constantinople’s claim to fame came from its geography nestled among the world’s most strategic waterways. Once on land, merchants and ...
CGI Live Blogging: The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment
CGI Live Blogging: The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment
On the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, experts came together to discuss “The Infrastructure of Place: Sustainability and the Built Environment,” as moderated by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, global correspondent for The Economist and co-author of ZOOM: The ...
CGI Live Blogging: Investing in Girls and Women...for Safer Public Transportation?
CGI Live Blogging: Investing in Girls and Women…for Safer Public Transportation?
This morning’s plenary session on the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative was all about “Investing in Girls and Women.” Moderated by acclaimed journalist Diane Sawyer, co-anchor of Good Morning America and Primetime, the discussion agenda focused on how ...
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