Posts tagged with 'quality of life'
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
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 ...
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org. As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid ...
Why Transportation Needs to Be on the Rio+20 Agenda
Why Transportation Needs to Be on the Rio+20 Agenda
This post originally appeared on WRI Insights Ten years ago, world leaders convened in Johannesburg to establish the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), global strategies designed to end poverty, hunger, and disease by 2015. While the pledges were ambitious, they ...
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
The World Resources Institute and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today announced the release of “Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-rickshaw Sector,” a report analyzing the role of the auto-rickshaw industry in improving sustainable transportation. To ...
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) is poised to transform transit in the city when it is launched this December. The project is projected to improve order and efficiency, mitigate pollution, and reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Such a transformation ...
This Sunday, Cast Your Votes for "Iniciativa es México"
This Sunday, Cast Your Votes for "Iniciativa es México"
Iniciativa es México (IMx) is a movement that recognizes the power of collaboration in transforming ideas into realities. Originally started in 2010, the project is an online space where more than 47 million Mexican citizens can show their willingness to ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
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 ...
Space Hogs in Hong Kong
Space Hogs in Hong Kong
A key mantra of sustainable development is the idea that smaller is better. A smaller housing unit requires a smaller initial expenditure of resources and, perhaps more importantly, consumes a smaller quantity of energy throughout its lifespan. Another potential benefit ...
Cittaslow: Gradual Development for Small Cities
Cittaslow: Gradual Development for Small Cities
Cittaslow is an international nonprofit membership organization and movement employed by small cities to preserve the identity of their cultures. Born out of the “Slow Food” movement, Cittaslow promotes similar values of improving quality of life by slowing down the ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
TheCityFix Picks, April 29: Bike Share in Bangalore, Pakistan's Climate Plan, Chicago's Design Summit
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 ...
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
Phillips Livable Cities Award Winner: Rainwater Aggregation in Yemen
The Phillips Livable Cities Award is a global initiative that celebrates simple solutions to improve health and well-being in cities. The award competition was designed to generate practical and achievable ideas to improve the quality of life for city-dwellers across the ...
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Water Shortages One billion city dwellers will suffer from water shortages in 2050, predicts a scientist ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
TheCityFix Picks, April 22: Urban Agriculture, Exercise-Friendly Cities, Metro Crime
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 ...
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
Practical Design for the Urban Poor
The United Nations will be hosting an exhibition on design solutions to improve the quality of life for the urban poor. Titled, “Design for the Other 90%: CITIES,” the exhibition is by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and it ...
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Research Recap, April 18: Bike Helmet Benefits, Distracted Driving, Urban Energy Consumption
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Bike Helmet Benefits The debate on the safety benefits of bike helmets rolls on with new ...
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