Posts tagged with 'United Kingdom'
Creating Urban Vitality through Mixed-Use Development
Creating Urban Vitality through Mixed-Use Development
Mixed-use developments have been gaining ground as a successful planning design strategy to increase transportation options, revitalize local economies and enliven communities. Although MUDs may soon be universally accepted as the go-to approach for any new neighborhood, there are still ...
1 Car = 10 Bicycles
1 Car = 10 Bicycles
A version of this post was originally published by Mariana Gil in Portuegese on TheCityFix Brasil on July 13, 2011. How many bikes can you fit in the space occupied by a single car? Never thought about it? The creators of Car Bike Rack, CycleHoop, did and ...
Urban Green Space Key in Improving Air Quality
Urban Green Space Key in Improving Air Quality
A new study out of the University of Kent in the UK found that a 10 percent increase in urban tree coverage in mid-size cities, like Leicester, can absorb about 12 percent of carbon emissions, contributing to cleaner air. The ...
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity based out of the United Kingdom, launched a competition for primary and secondary level students to design their “dream street.” Open to 7- to 14-year-olds, the competition is hoping to find what U.K. children would ...
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India’s Fast-Growing Car Industry More than 2.7 million light vehicles were sold in India in 2010, ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
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 ...
Research Recap, June 6: Green Roof Benefits, New Biofuel Source, Climate Change Adaptation
Research Recap, June 6: Green Roof Benefits, New Biofuel Source, Climate Change Adaptation
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Roof Benefits Green roofs are a cost-effective way to reduce storm water runoff, cool the ...
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Renewable Energy Estimates A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculated that ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
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 ...
Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Want a bicycle as strong as steel but half as heavy? Print it out using 3D laser printing technology. Two British engineers designed the revolutionary Airbike, the first two-wheeler made entirely of nylon through a process known as additive layer manufacturing (ALM), ...
UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
The British government pledged to cut carbon emissions in half by 2025, the Associated Press reports. The British government Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne announced yesterday to Parliament that Britain would aim to reduce carbon ...
New Study: Infrastructure as a Strategic Priority
New Study: Infrastructure as a Strategic Priority
Urban Land Institute (ULI), in collaboration with Ernst & Young, released a report on the global infrastructure trends and activities in 2011, and the U.S. infrastructure policies that aim to repair and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, including roads, transit and ...
Research Recap, May 16: Walkable Streets, Urban Development Technologies, Car-to-Car Communications
Research Recap, May 16: Walkable Streets, Urban Development Technologies, Car-to-Car Communications
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Walkable Streets In a new study aimed at determining the value of walkability, researchers at Reed ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 6: Capital BikeShare Expansion, Improving Fuel Efficiency, Design for Urban Public Spaces
TheCityFix Picks, May 6: Capital BikeShare Expansion, Improving Fuel Efficiency, Design for Urban Public Spaces
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
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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