Posts tagged with 'sustainable cities'
The newly released 2050 Global Calculator illustrates the potentially disastrous impacts of failing to act on climate change, and highlights transport as pivotal to containing global temperatures. Photo by Metrovía/SIBRT.
New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change
Disclaimer: the calculations below are based on a preliminary, beta version of the Global Calculator. To view and explore the final version of the Calculator, visit tool.globalcalculator.org. Experts predict that a 2 degree Celsius rise in world temperatures could have drastic ...
Introducing the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Photo by Christian Haugen/Flickr.
Introducing the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
TheCityFix, produced by EMBARQ, is excited to announce the launch of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, which will focus on research, tools, and on-the-ground action to develop accessible, healthy, equitable, and environmentally friendly cities. The Center will build ...
Jane Jacobs' community activism has had a lasting impression on today's cities, from sidewalk murals to sustainable transport system. Photo by ruffin_ready/Flickr.
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Jane Jacobs inspires sustainable, human-centered cities
This is the inaugural entry to our new series on sustainable urban mobility, the Urbanism Hall of Fame, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series is intended to inform people about the leading paradigms surrounding sustainable transport and urban planning and the ...
Cape Town, South Africa calls for increased transport demand management (TDM). Photo by Warren Rohner/Flickr.
Lessons from the C40 Mayors Summit: Scaling up solutions for resilient, livable cities
More than 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. So cities represent the single greatest opportunity for targeted, meaningful actions that create impact on the ground, improve the quality of life for billions of people, and reduce ...
A person looks out the window of a bus in Brazil. Photo by Carolina Pitanga/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Blogging for the cause of sustainable mobility
Citizen engagement with elected officials used to be limited to large public meeting halls where the most vociferous voices were often the only opinions heard. The advent of chat rooms and blogs has given citizens a new tool, but few ...
Boats anchored in a harbor outside of Qingdao, China. Photo by Li-Cah/Wikimedia.
Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality
The C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa kicks off today. It’s the fifth biennial meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a collection of mayors from cities around the world committed to advancing urban solutions to climate ...
Passengers wait for Ahmedabad, India's bus rapid transit (BRT). Photo by Meena Kadri/Flickr. Cropped.
Live from Transforming Transportation: Mid-Sized Cities / Secure Public Transport / A Coalition for Change
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank co-organized Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. For more information about this year’s conference, visit www.transformingtransportation.org and see TheCityFix’s live coverage ...
"Sunday, 1400." Photo by Tommy Vohs. Reprinted with permission, all rights reserved.
Live from Transforming Transportation: The Future We Want / Data and Technology
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, ...
Pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo by EMBARQ.
Five opportunities for 21st-century transport
The world is in the midst of unprecedented urbanization, with cities expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. One of the major challenges of the 21st century, therefore, is achieving a sustainable future for our cities. And transport – ...
Photo by Andreas/Flickr. Cropped.
Transforming transportation for more inclusive, prosperous cities
Cities are the world’s engines of economic growth. Yet many have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring safe and affordable access to jobs, education, and healthcare for its citizens — in part because their transport systems ...
New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Photo by Anthony Quintano/Flickr.
A people-friendly Times Square, just in time for New Year’s Eve
1904 was a big year for the city of New York. The first underground subway system in the United States launched in Manhattan, the New York Times opened the second highest skyscraper in the city at One Times Square, and ...
New York City subway costume
Friday Fun: Halloween’s gotten the sustainable cities bug
In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a minute to appreciate all of the excellent transport and urban planning inspired Halloween costumes out there. Scouring the web reveals endless possibilities for creative costumes with a message about urban living. From ...
Copenhagen Wheel
Friday Fun: A boost from your bike
Have you ever wished your bicycle could give you a boost while biking uphill or riding long distances? Thanks to the new Copenhagen Wheel from Superpedestrian, a start-up company based in Boston, bikes will be able to do just that ...
Mumbai train station
Smart urban design for India’s sustainable future
Indore’s new Bus Rapid Transit system, the iBus, recently completed a successful run of a hundred days. This system is not just a first in the city, but also in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The iBus spans an 11.4-kilometer ...
Beijing, China. Photo by Stuck in Customs.
Science Fiction vs. Reality on the Streets of Tomorrow's New Cities
In Guy Montag’s city, it is illegal to be a pedestrian. The main character in Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian American classic, Fahrenheit 451, commutes by subway. He thinks little of the circumstances and of the culture which gave rise to ...
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