Posts tagged with 'public space'
Friday Fun: Public Packs Parklets Across US
Friday Fun: Public Packs Parklets Across US
As summer rages onward, celebrating the urban outdoors is now safer and more enjoyable via parklets: mini parks that extend outward from the sidewalk and into the sphere of pedestrian access. These reclamations of urban space have appeared in cities across ...
Research Recap, July 9: Quality of Life, Sustainable Commutes, Rail TOD, Induced Travel Demand
Research Recap, July 9: Quality of Life, Sustainable Commutes, Rail TOD, Induced Travel Demand
Quality of Life The Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University, Australia published a study linking quality of life  and public health to  transport systems and overall user happiness. Sustainable Commutes A team of scholars from Belgium correlated shorter, more ...
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
Friday Fun: The RedBall Project
Friday Fun: The RedBall Project
The RedBall Project is a traveling installation and a social experiment that started in 2006. Since its inception, the red ball has traveled all around the world, getting wedged in between buildings, being suspended from bridges and floating in urban ...
Walking Brings Us Together: Reliving Colombia's Carnaval de Barranquilla
Walking Brings Us Together: Reliving Colombia's Carnaval de Barranquilla
Last weekend, I enjoyed one of the most amazing and fun activities a city has to offer: I was part of “Carnaval de Barranquilla,” a UNESCO-recognized heritage event. The theme of the carnival is “El que vive es el que ...
Friday Fun: Beat the Winter Blues with an Indoor Park
Friday Fun: Beat the Winter Blues with an Indoor Park
New York City might finally get some snow tonight and there is a 70 percent chance of precipitation in Washington, D.C., which will most likely turn to slush. But the chill’s arrival doesn’t mean you have to spend your weekend ...
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
San Francisco and Medellin Win 2012 Sustainable Transport Award
A version of this post was originally posted on EMBARQ.org on January 24, 2012.  For more info: www.st-award.org. WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – San Francisco, USA, and Medellin, Colombia, were selected as the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Award winners today during the annual ...
Research Recap, December 19: Urban Park Growth, Costly Air Emissions, Building a Better Gas Tax
Research Recap, December 19: Urban Park Growth, Costly Air Emissions, Building a Better Gas Tax
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Park Growth The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence released its annual review ...
Friday Fun: Stockholm’s Metro Station Art
Friday Fun: Stockholm’s Metro Station Art
No wonder Stockholm receives some of the highest customer satisfaction scores in all of the world’s public transit services. In addition to placing an emphasis on service, value for money and customer information, Stockholm’s metro system also works to create ...
Friday Fun: Temporary Urban Gardens
Friday Fun: Temporary Urban Gardens
As an entry to the 2009 edition of the International Garden Competition in Bilbao, Spain, landscape and urban designer Diana Balmori and her studio entered the temporary urban garden project. The proposal is a garden of contrasts, between native and ...
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
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 ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Public Space
CACS Highlights: Winner of Public Space
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
Despite Some Policy Concerns, Copenhagen Still Among Safest Cities in the World
Despite Some Policy Concerns, Copenhagen Still Among Safest Cities in the World
Do pedestrians “feel the squeeze” in Copenhagen because of too many bikers? Are there too many bikers in Copenhagen? These questions form the essence of two recent articles in the global press, the first in The New York Times, and ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 19: Complete Streets, Dangerous Crosswalks, Parks for the People
TheCityFix Picks, August 19: Complete Streets, Dangerous Crosswalks, Parks for the People
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
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 ...
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