Posts in the 'Communications' category
Friday Fun: Five imaginary cities we wish we could visit
Friday Fun: Five imaginary cities we wish we could visit
Coruscant – Star Wars The Star Wars city of Coruscant is so massive, it requires a new urban planning term: “ecumenopolis” – a city that covers the entire planet. The capital of the galaxy for millennia, Coruscant gives a whole new ...
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Friday Fun: A bird’s eye view
It can be disorienting to view familiar cities from above. The details that seem to define cities while we move through them on the ground are missing. Instead, shapes representing streets and buildings emerge, almost abstract. But we can tell ...
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Peaceful urban activists are setting a new trend for resilient Latin American societies. In the midst of the massive motorization caused by increased income levels, they all share one idea: we still have time to reclaim our streets – for ...
A short history of the city
A short history of the city
You probably know that urban planning has been around for a long time, but did you know that many of our urban planning principles date back to Ancient Greece? Nearly every major city across the world can attribute their design, ...
5 things to love about the Seoul metro
5 things to love about the Seoul metro
Seoul, South Korea is a city known for its K-pop songs that have become famous the world over, Samsung smartphones, food so spicy it will bring tears to your eyes, and the fastest internet on earth. The city emerged from ...
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Here’s one way to lure people out of their cars and onto public transport: ROPID, the organization responsible for Prague’s public transport system, announced in May the creation of a “love train.” More accurately, it plans to designate specific cars ...
The Hyperloop's alpha designs. Photo via Tesla Motors.
Friday Fun: Sound off on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Billionaire Elon Musk released alpha designs for his Hyperloop concept on Monday. Photo by Tesla Motors. Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop concept has the public thoroughly divided. The latest idea from the Tesla and SpaceX founder is essentially an enormous high-suction ...
Celebrating 100 days on iBus in Indore.
Opinion: 100 days of Indore’s iBus BRT
Indore’s Collector Akash Tripathi shares his opinions on Indore’s iBus BRT system, launched 100 days ago. Photo by EMBARQ. When I assumed my post as the Collector of Indore, the new bus rapid transit (BRT) project was the most pressing ...
Alternative currencies have potential to help developing cities.
Utavi: On community development, urbanization, and digital currencies
Alternative currencies have the potential to catalyze community development in rapidly urbanizing areas. Photo by Angela Sevin. About the author: Raj Ramamurti is the founder and CEO of Utavi, a digital startup focused on alternative digital currency. He has more ...
Apply to be TheCityFix blogger
Call for applications: Intern with TheCityFix
EMBARQ, the producer of TheCityFix, is now accepting applications to be a full-time writer and blogger in its Washington, DC office. Photo by Chris Goldberg. It takes a village to run a blog. That’s why EMBARQ and TheCityFix are now ...
Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion
Start Young on BRTS Social Media Promotion
 Photo via the Sustainable Cities Collective. India is a young nation. More than half of its 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25, and two-thirds are below 35. According to an estimate, 85 percent of young India is ...
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
It’s no secret that big data has enormous potential to change the way we think about and interact with cities. Whether allowing users to capitalize on the marketability of open data, hitch a ride using their smartphone, or visualize a ...
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 ...
Friday Fun: Want to see your photograph on TheCityFix?
Friday Fun: Want to see your photograph on TheCityFix?
A photographer trains his lens on Hong Kong’s skyline. Photo by Muriel MacDonald. We know that you, our readers, must have some interesting photographs of your own. Whether they are of cyclists in Mexico, rickshaw drivers in India, or passengers ...
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Residents of Washington D.C. celebrate the fourth of July. Photo by Tedeytan. Across America, cities are stepping up to the plate on sustainability. In honor of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, here are four of her most sustainable ...
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