Recent Posts by Benoit
From an edge city to a vibrant urban center. Is Tysons Corner wishful thinking? Photo by VaDOT.
Repositioning America's Edge Cities: Virginia’s Tysons Corner
  How do you reposition a typical suburban office development – an office park, a group of office buildings and an intersection of highways – into a vibrant urban center? If you know of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, you ...
President Obama giving the 2013 State of the Union address. Photo by Pete Souza/The White House.
STATEMENT: WRI Response to the State of the Union
WASHINGTON (February 13, 2013)– In his State of the Union address, President Obama presented his priorities for his second term, including addressing the threat of climate change. New analysis by the World Resources Institute has identified four essential steps the ...
Lyon, France, introduced the most recent "3+" bike-sharing generation. Photo by juicebox013.
Four generations of bike-sharing
Looking back at Amit Bhatt’s presentation on Financially Sustainable Public Bike-Sharing at Transforming Transportation 2013, I thought I would share with you the key moments and generations in the history of bike-sharing. Although it appears like a new trend, bike-sharing ...
What's the coolest ride for Valentine's Day? Photo by funky_abstract.
Friday Fun: the coolest rides for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is just six days away and it’s time to get him or her the coolest gift and to plan for the coolest ride. TheCityFix team looks at what can be the hottest ride for V-day! #1 Red London ...
Melbourne operated a successful urban repositioning. Photo by mugley.
Urban repositioning: quick lessons in cities sustainable development
Most people today live in cities and this concentration creates stress – on urban systems and on people themselves. Some cities have undergone urban repositioning – an effort to revamp their centers through urban research, design and planning – allowing them ...
Attendees on a coffee break. More than 400 people attended Day One of Transforming Transportation 2013
Transforming Transportation 2013: Day 1
We began day one of the Transforming Transportation conference with discussions on how to best use the $175 billion committed to sustainable transport by multilateral development banks at Rio+20. Discussions focused around the definition of sustainable transportation itself, and then ...
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