Posts tagged with 'quality of life'
Another U.S. Federal Agency on Board with Sustainable Transport
Another U.S. Federal Agency on Board with Sustainable Transport
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation…and now Health and Human Services, all lining up behind sustainable transportation goals? Could this be true? It could, and it is. The U.S. Department of Health ...
Guangzhou's BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
Guangzhou's BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
In the past several weeks, we’ve covered some ground-breaking bus rapid transit (BRT) systems on TheCityFix, including Ahmedabad’s Janmarg, the first full-featured BRT in India, and Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya, which will eventually be the first full-featured BRT in Africa. The ...
Shining Light on India's Auto Rickshaw Sector
Shining Light on India's Auto Rickshaw Sector
As Delhi prepares for this fall’s Commonwealth Games, a fierce debate is raging over how best to transform the place into a “world-class city”. Some – like chief minister Sheila Dikshit – argue that banning auto rickshaws is a key ...
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 ...
New Report: Fundamental Real Estate Shift in the U.S.?
New Report: Fundamental Real Estate Shift in the U.S.?
Residential construction in urban neighborhoods has accelerated over the past two decades, says a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 2010 edition of Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions foresees a fundamental shift in the real ...
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Transantiago, the public transport system in Santiago, Chile that combines bus rapid transit (BRT), feeder bus lines and a metro system, celebrated its third birthday last month. You may remember the news coverage from its opening weeks in February 2007. ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors announced that sales of previously occupied homes in the United States fell 0.6 percent last month. This drop came after a sharp decrease in December and a more modest one in January. ...
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
In recent years, auto rickshaws have been a topic of endless controversy in India. Proponents maintain that they are a vital mode of transport in Indian cities, providing low-cost mobility and connecting travelers to mass transit and even directly to ...
Restrictions on Cycle Rickshaws Arbitrary, says Delhi High Court
Restrictions on Cycle Rickshaws Arbitrary, says Delhi High Court
In a landmark decision last month, the Delhi High Court ruled that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s policy of limiting the number of cycle rickshaws is unconstitutional. This verdict represents a key step in defending the right to the road ...
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Top 21 Time-Saving Cities
Cities have been ranked in all kinds of ways. Best places to live, best access to the outdoors, most walkable, most obese, ease of landing a green job, best street art. Now, there’s a new city ranking: Real Simple magazine ...
World Habitat Day: Planning for Our Urban Future
Today is World Habitat Day 2009! Join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and UN-HABITAT to advocate, educate and donate in support of raising awareness about shelter and urban development, including affordable housing, urban planning, governance, slum upgrading, ...
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 ...
1000 Cities 1000 Lives: WHO Launches Campaign for Urban Health
1000 Cities 1000 Lives: WHO Launches Campaign for Urban Health
The World Health Organization wants you to “be part of a global movement to make cities healthier.” The campaign, 1000 Cities 1000 Lives, was launched with the goal to get 1,000 cities around the world to commit to closing off ...
Before & After: New York City's Urban Ecosystem
Before & After: New York City's Urban Ecosystem
Art by Philip Straub, via National Geographic. In its latest issue, National Geographic shows what the now bustling urban jungle of Manhattan looked like before Henry Hudson spotted the island in 1609. Four hundred years ago, there were beavers, just ...
Art for Urban Mobility's Sake
Art for Urban Mobility's Sake
Image via ROJO magazine. Just months after the launch of its fortwo model in Brazil this past April, smart — the makers of the popular mini two-seater cars — is sponsoring an outdoor art project this month for international artists ...
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