Posts in the 'Communications' category
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
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 ...
Friday Fun: Water Calligraphy on a Tricycle
Friday Fun: Water Calligraphy on a Tricycle
Nicholas Hanna, an installation and media artist working in Beijing, premiered his water calligraphy device during Beijing Design Week this month. Mounted on a tricycle, the device mimics the Chinese performing art of writing calligraphy on the ground with water. ...
Danish Cops Give Out Hugs and Helmets
Danish Cops Give Out Hugs and Helmets
Looks like you don’t have to be cruel to be kind, after all. In an effort to increase helmet use and show that they care, Danish police officers stopped bicyclists and offered hugs, as well as helmets. This 2009 campaign to promote ...
Google Wallet Partners with NJ Transit for Easy Ticketing
Google Wallet Partners with NJ Transit for Easy Ticketing
Google Wallet, an app that transforms your phone into your wallet, is partnering with New Jersey Transit to bring the “tap-and-pay” option to customers. “NJ Transit is the first public transportation agency to partner with Google Wallet,” NJ.com explains, “allowing ...
Zipcar Launches Facebook App
Zipcar Launches Facebook App
Are you watching your friends make weekend plans through your Facebook news feed? Are you afraid you’re going to miss out on the action? Well, don’t worry because you’ll never miss a weekend of fun with Zipcar’s new Facebook application! ...
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
The United States Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board are sponsoring a data visualization competition, understanding that informed decision-making, based on sound data and analysis, is the cornerstone in crafting effective transportation policies and investments. The competition is ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
TheCityFix Picks, October 14: Disappearing Gas Stations, Green Growth Forum, Traffic Safety Mimes
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 ...
Friday Fun: Tempered Steel Wheels for a Good Cause
Friday Fun: Tempered Steel Wheels for a Good Cause
Designer Ron Arad created a bike with sprung steel wheels as part of a collaborative fundraising effort with W Hotels in London and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. As part of the fundraising event, six top creative designers were invited ...
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) will run a new session of online courses on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries. The course will run from November 14, 2011 ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
TheCityFix Picks, October 7: Chinese Cycling, Parisian Bluecars, Stifling Sprawl Development
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 ...
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
TheCityFixPicks, September 30: Bangalore Buses, Transport Congress, Global City Air Pollution
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 ...
This Sunday, Cast Your Votes for "Iniciativa es México"
This Sunday, Cast Your Votes for "Iniciativa es México"
Iniciativa es México (IMx) is a movement that recognizes the power of collaboration in transforming ideas into realities. Originally started in 2010, the project is an online space where more than 47 million Mexican citizens can show their willingness to ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Physical Activity and Recreation
CACS Highlights: Winner of Physical Activity and Recreation
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through ...
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