Posts tagged with 'urban parks'
Taxi bus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Overseas Development Institute/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Community building through skateboarding in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. In fact, it’s population has almost tripled since 1970. In its rapid race towards development, little space was left for parks, little consideration was ...
Medellín, Colombia has undergone a drastic urban transformation, and will now host the Seventh World Urban Forum. Photo by PehMed2020/Flickr.
A safe city is a just city
As cities in the developing world continue to grow, so do their traffic safety concerns. Latin America, for instance, now sees three times as many deaths from traffic crashes as Europe, the vast majority of which occur in cities. Vulnerable ...
Mexico City's Chapultepec Park attracts both residents and tourists to its pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares. Photo by Austin TX/Flickr.
Mexico City park partnerships’ role in urban revitalization
Vibrant parks and public spaces are invaluable in creating sustainable, people-oriented cities. Recently, 8-80 Cities and Fundacion+Espacios organized an opportunity for members of the City Parks Alliance Board of Directors – a group of city park practitioners and advocates – ...
The unrealized potential of parklets
The unrealized potential of parklets
Over the next few decades, urban areas across the world are projected to experience exponential population growth. In the U.S., Census information shows that the largest cities, those with a population of over half a million, grew more in the ...
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Highways EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, released a new study last week on urban highways. ...
Friday Fun: Beat the Winter Blues with an Indoor Park
Friday Fun: Beat the Winter Blues with an Indoor Park
New York City might finally get some snow tonight and there is a 70 percent chance of precipitation in Washington, D.C., which will most likely turn to slush. But the chill’s arrival doesn’t mean you have to spend your weekend ...