Posts tagged with 'United Kingdom'
80% of Goods Start or End in Cities. It’s Time We Start Taking Urban Freight Seriously.
80% of Goods Start or End in Cities. It’s Time We Start Taking Urban Freight Seriously.
This is part one of our series on urban freight and achieving a “triple zero” bottom-line: zero emissions, zero road deaths and zero exclusion from core services and opportunities. A line of trucks files patiently into the Port of Shenzhen. ...
6 Lessons on Energy Decarbonization from Countries Leading the Way
6 Lessons on Energy Decarbonization from Countries Leading the Way
Getting to a net-zero-carbon energy system is essential. It will be a major effort, one that requires significant investment in new low-carbon infrastructure, from renewable power plants to electric vehicles, efficient appliances and better constructed buildings. While very few countries are on track, China, Costa ...
Our Poor Understanding of Urban Innovation Is Holding Cities Back
Our Poor Understanding of Urban Innovation Is Holding Cities Back
Innovation in cities has alleviated poverty, reduced wasteful resource consumption and achieved incredible economic outcomes. It’s part of the secret sauce that has led to the primacy of cities in today’s world, with urban areas accounting for 67% of global ...
Zero Carbon Buildings, Accelerating Adaptation, National Leadership at UN Climate Action Summit
Zero Carbon Buildings, Accelerating Adaptation, National Leadership at UN Climate Action Summit
The UN Climate Action Summit in New York this week saw strengthened national climate commitments from 67 countries, but a disappointing showing from the world’s major economies. As national governments fall short, cities must continue to be climate champions. Indeed, ...
It Now Costs You £24 to Enter Central London in an Old Car
It Now Costs You £24 to Enter Central London in an Old Car
In 2003, London followed the example of Singapore and launched a congestion charge, requiring drivers to pay £11.50 ($15.90) to enter the city center and becoming a global example of how this innovative but sometimes fraught policy can work. Sixteen ...
Is Your City Serious About Road Safety? Look for These 3 Things
Is Your City Serious About Road Safety? Look for These 3 Things
Thirty-six people died in traffic crashes in Washington, D.C., last year, a 20% increase from 2017. Eight people, six of whom were walking or biking, have already been killed this year, prompting a major public rally just two weeks ago. ...
How 3 Cities Are Navigating the Transition to Electric Buses
How 3 Cities Are Navigating the Transition to Electric Buses
As today’s urban areas house more than half the world’s population and produce more than 80 percent of global economic activity, cities are uniquely positioned to deliver sustainable solutions. However, poor local air quality and issues related to global climate change ...
Would you be happier commuting on a bike path floating on London’s Thames River? Photo by Chris R/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Is the future for London’s cyclists on the river, the street, or both?
TheCityFix recently examined some of the most innovative bicycling infrastructure projects in cities worldwide, but a recent proposal for an eight-mile floating bike path on London’s River Thames might top these in originality. The “Thames Deckway” would cut through the heart of the ...
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Ken Livingstone makes congestion pricing and transit integration work in a megacity
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Ken Livingstone makes congestion pricing and transit integration work in a megacity
This is the fifth entry in the Urbanism Hall of Fame series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This series is intended to inform people about the leading paradigms surrounding sustainable transport and urban planning and the thinkers behind them. By presenting their many ...
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On the move: Younger generation mobility trends
This is the second post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. The late Dr. Lee Schipper, an internationally renowned researcher on the linkages between transport and climate change who co-founded EMBARQ in 2002, ...
Couple on train
Friday Fun: Sustainable transport just got sexier
Have you ever wondered what message you’re sending that special someone through how you get around? According to a recent survey, you probably should. Out of 2,000 British men and women polled by Motors.co.uk, an online facilitator for buying and ...
Research Recap, August 27: Latin American Urbanization, U.S. Carbon Emissions, "War On Motoring"
Research Recap, August 27: Latin American Urbanization, U.S. Carbon Emissions, "War On Motoring"
Latin America Urbanization A United Nations report found that urbanization rates in Latin America will continue at pace until 2050, when 90 percent of Latin Americans will be urban dwellers, up from about 80 percent at present. Though this dense urbanization is found across South ...
Government Accessibility, Accountability In Transport
Government Accessibility, Accountability In Transport
In keeping with the social-contract, the United Kingdom House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee is calling for public input on its inquiry, “Transport and the Accessibility of Public Services’. The Committee is preparing for a synthesis of its near decade old “Making ...
Research Recap, August 6th: US Fleet Could Save $Billions, Climate Change Rising, British Biking, Status Quo Emissions
Research Recap, August 6th: US Fleet Could Save $Billions, Climate Change Rising, British Biking, Status Quo Emissions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Government Efficiency For the Future The American Clean Skies Foundation has found that government owned, government ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
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 ...
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