Posts tagged with 'sustainability'
Shanghai is one of China's many cities which has seen the proliferation of bottom-up innovations, such as e-bikes, to tackle the problem of urban transport. Photo by 2 dogs/Flickr.
E-bikes bring individual and sustainable transport to China
In developed cities, new mobility options typically only penetrate the transport ecosystem after governing bodies have developed an institutional framework around the new technology. Emerging economies, however, do not always have the regulatory capacity to standardize regulations and create policy ...
Pedestrians walk along Rua XV in Curitaba, Brazil. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
Vote for TheCityFix Brazil for the Top Blog award
The TheCityFix Brazil is in a race for the third consecutive Top Blog Award. In last year’s competition, TheCityFix Brazil won in the Sustainability category. This year, the blog is moving to the final stage of the competition, vying for the title of Best Sustainability Blog ...
A person bikes in Bogota, Columbia, during the city's car-free week. Photo by M.Erwert/Flickr.
Bogotá’s car-free week shows the viability of bicycle transport
Mayor Enrique Peñalosa organized the first car free day for Bogotá, Colombia in 2000 and proposed a ballot poll in which it was approved permanently. Mejor en Bici (Better on bike) was one of the many organizations upholding the mayor’s promise to annually ...
Upcoming Event: World Urban Forum
Upcoming Event: World Urban Forum
The Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum, jointly organized by UN-Habitat, will take place in Naples, Italy beginning this Saturday. The event, sponsored by the National Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples, will highlight ...
Call For Papers: 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation
Call For Papers: 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation
In conjunction with the Transportation Research Board, the Transportation Research Arena and Women’s Issues In Transportation, the 5th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation is calling for abstracts to be presented at the conference in April 2014 in Paris. The conference ...
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
Imagine spending two years of your life stuck in your car, with no one but the radio for company. That is the reality for everyone who spends two hours commuting to and from work, five days a week, for 35 ...
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part Two
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part Two
This post is the second of a two-part series on CNG fuel in Indian cities. The first post on TheCityFix can be found here. A version of this post was originally published online on India Together. On July 25, 2012, ...
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil. Urban cycling has become ever more popular and has even entered recent Armani advertising campaigns as a symbol of youth, fitness and sex appeal. However, no matter ...
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Zipcar’s Future Metropolis Index Last week, Zipcar unveiled its Future Metropolis Index, which measures and ranks ...
Inclusive Planning: How Can Indian Cities Lead the Way?
Inclusive Planning: How Can Indian Cities Lead the Way?
The urbanization boom in India is not taking place without heated discussions and an attempt at inclusive planning. If crafted correctly, Indian cities can serve as role models in participatory planning. In fact, many India-based projects and enterprises are leading ...
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org on February 10, 2012 by Divya Kottadiel. EMBARQ India organized and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit on February 10 to present the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneur-driven organized fleet auto-rickshaw services, as an integral part ...
Urban Population Now a Majority in China
Urban Population Now a Majority in China
Last year marked the first time in China’s history when the urban population exceeded the rural population, according to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics. In 1949, 10 percent of China’s population lived in cities. Today, it’s 51 percent. According ...
London Company to Reward Employees Who Walk and Bike
London Company to Reward Employees Who Walk and Bike
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on October 31, 2011 in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil.   A partnership between Recyclebank and the City of London aims to change travel habits of Londoners over the next year. To stimulate ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
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 ...
24 Hours of Reality: Take Action on the Climate Crisis
24 Hours of Reality: Take Action on the Climate Crisis
The Climate Reality Project, former Vice President Al Gore’s nonprofit dedicated to finding solutions to climate change, launched the 24 Hours of Reality event today. According to the project’s website, “The goal of the event is to focus the world’s ...
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