Posts tagged with 'urban design'
Cycle rickshaw driver in Gurgaon, India
Gurgaon launches India's first car-free Sunday
“High-quality public pedestrian space is evidence of a true democracy at work” – Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia Starting on November 17, an entire street in Gurgaon, India will be transformed into a car-free zone every Sunday where ...
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 ...
Friday Fun: Paint your way to safer streets
Friday Fun: Paint your way to safer streets
“Intersection Repair” uses paint to turn dangerous intersections into spaces shared equally by people and cars. Photo by Mary J.I. If you have your finger on the pulse of guerilla urban improvements, you have probably already heard of community-led efforts ...
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
Q & A with Renée van Staveren, founder of Global Site Plans
“The individuals who travel along their city’s streets are the most responsible for shaping it.” Photo by Robokow. In the field of sustainable design and urban planning, transformation doesn’t happen overnight: it takes time for individual behaviors to change and ...
Invisible car policies: Q & A with Fei Li, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Invisible car policies: Q & A with Fei Li, recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship
Fei Li studies the “invisible car policies” that make cities dependent on cars. Photo courtesy of Fei Li. Fei Li is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University and a recipient of the 2013 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. She researches, ...
By nik.clayton.
Friday Fun: Bike-friendly cafe rolls into Zurich
The morning coffee run just got easier. With many cities around the world seeking to become more bicycle-friendly, Zurich, Switzerland has just taken it to the next level. At the Rathaus Cafe, overlooking the Limmat River in Zurich, cyclists commuting ...
Photo by Mariana Gil - EMBARQBrasil.
World Health Organization report connects road safety with mass transport
On March 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global Status Report on Road Safety, previously published in 2009. The Global Status Report is the authoritative document for traffic safety. The 2009 publication of the report included just ...
By Jack Amick
Friday Fun: Famous lyrics on New York City streets
Yes, yes y’all, you know we talkin it all, see how we bringin the street corner to Carnegie Hall. –Busta Rhymes How many songs have you heard that have New York, L.A., or London, or Paris in the lyrics? They ...
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 ...
Brasilia by zelnunes
Brasilia Re-Imagined
Built in the 1950s to showcase some of the world’s leading architects and their futuristic design vision, Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil,  was designed with imagination,  innovation, and a futuristic urban aesthetic in mind, paved with good intentions. The ...
Call for Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
Call for Projects: Urban Prototyping Festival 2012
The Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (GAFFTA) is calling on all designers, architects, artists, makers, coders and activists to participate in the Urban Prototyping Festival in San Francisco this fall. “Makers” with projects that engage citizen participation, open source data, ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
TheCityFix Picks, March 2: Smart Cities in China, Air Pollution in Spain, Transit Apps in India
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 ...
Research Recap, February 6: Urban Happiness, Electric Highways, Cooperative ITS
Research Recap, February 6: Urban Happiness, Electric Highways, Cooperative ITS
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Designing Urban Happiness The design and condition of cities are associated with the happiness of residents, ...
Model Cities
Model Cities
During last week’s Transforming Transportation conference, Jaime Lerner expressed that one of the greatest compliments he has ever received was from his driver who told him that Curitiba looked exactly like the architectural model Lerner was carrying with him at ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
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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