Posts tagged with 'Rio de Janeiro'
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
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 ...
Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
This post was originally published by Holger Dalkmann, the director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), on WRI Insights. As we look to make sense of the Rio+20 conference that concluded last week, we can confidently say that transportation drove its ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 22: Los Angeles Bike Lanes, Wildlife for Economic Growth, Carcinogenic Fumes
TheCityFix Picks, June 22: Los Angeles Bike Lanes, Wildlife for Economic Growth, Carcinogenic Fumes
Integrated Transport Anticipating construction of the new SunRail commuter train in Central Florida, the city of Winter Park is considering a new bike share system linking residents to the new train system. Other Central Florida cities are also looking into ...
Development Banks Announce "Game Changer" for Sustainable Transport at Rio+20
Development Banks Announce "Game Changer" for Sustainable Transport at Rio+20
This post was originally published on WRI.org. The world’s largest multi-lateral development banks — led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and others — committed to provide more than $175 billion over 10 years to support sustainable transport ...
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 ...
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a U.N. Bike Ride this Friday in New York City. The ride was co-organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Dutch ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 4: Spare the Air, Honoring Bloomberg, BRT Experience
TheCityFix Picks, May 4: Spare the Air, Honoring Bloomberg, BRT Experience
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, December 16: Transport Grants, Beautifying BRT, Urban Mobility India
TheCityFix Picks, December 16: Transport Grants, Beautifying BRT, Urban Mobility India
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, November 4: Ecobici Expansion, Olympic Park Design Contest, Korean Hybrids
TheCityFix Picks, November 4: Ecobici Expansion, Olympic Park Design Contest, Korean Hybrids
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, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
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 ...
Friday Fun: Painting Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
Friday Fun: Painting Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
Dutch artistic duo Haas&Hahn worked with local residents to create a piece of art out of painted favelas, or informal housing settlements, in Brazil. The duo attempted the piece to counter the negative coverage and imagery of the favelas in Rio de ...
Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2011
Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2011
A version of this post was orginially published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on September 16, 2011 in Portuguese in TheCityFix Brasil. Today marks the seventh annual celebration of PARK(ing) Day, when citizens, artists, students and activists take over metered parking ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
Integrated Transport The Latin American Association for Integrated Transport and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT) hosted Mobilidade Curitiba, a transport workshop exploring the urban mobility of Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday. The city of Detroit is pursuing a bike sharing system, with near-term plans 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 ...
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