Posts tagged with 'United Nations'
Should pedestrians get the royal treatment every day? Photo by trasroid.
Pedestrians get the royal treatment in Brasilia
More than 270,000 pedestrians are killed in run-ins with cars and other motor vehicles each year around the world. On Brazilian roads alone, over 10,000 pedestrian lives are lost each year. This staggeringly high number reaffirms the urgent need to ...
Pedestrians in mid-town Manhattan, New York City. By moriza.
Brazil celebrates pedestrian safety for Global Road Safety Week
Pedestrian Safety is the theme the United Nations’ second annual Global Road Safety Week, May 6-12, 2013. Five thousand pedestrians are killed in road accidents each week across the world. In an urban environment that often places cars, motorcycles and ...
Photo by Blog do Mílton Jung.
Sedentary lifestyle kills more than smoking
Some actions, such as hopping in your car to go to the bakery, may be putting your life at risk. This week in the online journal, Galileu, Professor I-Min Lee, from the School of Public Health at Harvard University, draws ...
Photo by Christian Haugen
Friday Fun: The 5 best nautical commutes for World Water Day 2013
Happy World Water Day 2013! In the inconceivable event you were caught unawares for the past twenty years, in 1993 the UN General Assembly designated March 22nd as an annual day to raise international awareness of water conservation issues and ...
Making transport planning a participatory and engaging process can result in sustainable transport and offer better quality of life. Photo by rogiro.
Urban mobility UN-Habitat quick guides open for review
Two guides on urban mobility planning prepared by EMBARQ are now open for review. Two more guides will be released later today. The revised versions will then be released in March as part of a UN-Habitat-EMBARQ partnership. The recommendations from ...
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 ...
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a U.N. Bike Ride this Friday in New York City. The ride was co-organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Dutch ...
Research Recap, December 12: Healthy GHG Mitigation, Safer U.S. Roads, EV Connectivity
Research Recap, December 12: Healthy GHG Mitigation, Safer U.S. Roads, EV Connectivity
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Healthy GHG Mitigation The World Heath Organization (WHO) released a new report on the health benefits ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 2: Chicago BRT, Cycling Subsidies, My Healthy Arequipa
TheCityFix Picks, December 2: Chicago BRT, Cycling Subsidies, My Healthy Arequipa
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
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 ...
World Habitat Day 2011: Top Posts on Cities and Climate Change
World Habitat Day 2011: Top Posts on Cities and Climate Change
 People living in urban slums, like here in Mumbai, are especially vulnerable to risks associated with climate change. Photo by Jon Baldock. Since 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day. Today’s global celebration will ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 23: Low Car(bon) Communities, BRT on Strike, Rail-Volution
TheCityFix Picks, September 23: Low Car(bon) Communities, BRT on Strike, Rail-Volution
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, September 16: Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress, Playtime in Africa, Climate Changing Emissions
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
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 ...
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Launching a Worldwide Movement to Save Lives
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Launching a Worldwide Movement to Save Lives
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Today marks the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, a worldwide effort declared by the United Nations General Assembly ...
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