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Kate Logan on How Data Transparency and Social Media Are Cleaning Up China’s Air: Fighting for Blue Skies
In 2010, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing began reporting data on local air quality from a monitoring station on its roof. Once the dismal numbers were shared on Twitter, a storm of public outcry was unleashed that would culminate in ...
Groups like the Seatbelt Crew combine education and entertainment to get automobile drivers on Mumbai, India's crowded roads to buckle-up. Photo by Jerry H./Flickr.
Friday Fun: Mumbai's Seatbelt Crew wants you to buckle up
Imagine it’s a hot, sunny day in Mumbai, India. Traffic is stopped. As you watch people passing by, suddenly a group of hijras – sometimes referred to as India’s transgender “third sex” – in matching saris file into the streets ...
Social media, new bus lines, and increasing awareness of the environmental impacts of carbon emissions have altered the public's perception of mass transport in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
São Paulo’s changing perception towards the car
Earlier this month, the government of São Paulo, Brazil, and METRÔ-SP published the results of the 2012 Mobility Survey. The data is heartening in many ways, for in a city where cars were once seen as symbols of wealth and ...
Residents of Hyderabad, India, can use mobile devices to be a part of the planning dialogue---whether it's creating clearer maps of the city or crowdsourcing infrastructure projects. Photo by Nietnagel/Flickr.
Public participation platforms change the dynamic between city and citizen
Instead of arguing about how their city did not have enough money to fund the creation of bike paths, a community in Mexico City, Mexico, went ahead and made them. When residents in Beijing, China, saw that cars were encroaching ...
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Call for applications: Intern with TheCityFix
EMBARQ, the producer of TheCityFix, is now accepting applications to be a full-time writer and blogger in its Washington, DC office. Photo by Chris Goldberg. It takes a village to run a blog. That’s why EMBARQ and TheCityFix are now ...
Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion
Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion
 Photo via the Sustainable Cities Collective. India is a young nation. More than half of its 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25, and two-thirds are below 35. According to an estimate, 85 percent of young India is ...
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Call for applications: Apply to be TheCityFix intern blogger!
Dear readers, Think you have what it takes to be a full-time intern blogger for TheCityFix? Apply to be our intern Writer and Blogger! If you can’t commit to a paid position in our Washington, D.C. office, please consider being ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
TheCityFix Picks, July 22: Six Million Bike Trips, Sugarcane Diesel Fuel, Bicycle Photography
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 ...
Q&A with Eric Fischer: Photogenic Cities
Q&A with Eric Fischer: Photogenic Cities
Eric Fischer, a programmer and designer, created maps showing the locations of people when they send a Twitter message or upload a photo to Flickr. Orange dots represent the location of Flickr pictures, blue dots represent Twitter tweets and white dots ...
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Do transportation agencies keep up with conversations in blogs and social media? The answer is generally yes, but it’s not so systematic. It’s likely an employee is checking Twitter updates occasionally, writing back when possible, expanding an agency’s social media ...
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Originally posted on TheCityFix Mumbai: “Meter Jam” is the new buzz word among quite a few commuters in Mumbai this week. The Meter Jam campaign is the brainchild of three advertising professionals in Mumbai, who are using the power of ...
Using Facebook to Fight Dangerous Driving in Delhi
Using Facebook to Fight Dangerous Driving in Delhi
With just 5,000 traffic officers in a city of 12 million people, Delhi Traffic Police are enlisting the help of Facebook to crack down on traffic violations, as reported in The New York Times today. The DTP created a Facebook ...
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
South African transportation officials are taking advantage of social media to build buzz around the new Gautrain Rapid Rail Link being built in the Johannesburg metro region. About 200 Twitter followers and more than 2,700 Facebook fans were invited for ...
WANTED: Social Media Intern
WANTED: Social Media Intern
EMBARQ – The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport is looking for a full-time, 12-week blogger to engage in social media outreach and manage digital content. Available to start as soon as possible, the position is located in EMBARQ’s Washington, D.C. ...
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