Posts tagged with 'Australia'
How Mobility-as-a-Service Can Encourage Greener Travel
How Mobility-as-a-Service Can Encourage Greener Travel
A new digital platform being piloted in cities around the world is making public transportation more efficient, economical and accessible, while encouraging low-carbon travel. Mobility-as-a-Service is an on-demand service that integrates various forms of transportation services into a single platform accessible ...
Tracking Climate Action: How the World Can Still Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees C
Tracking Climate Action: How the World Can Still Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees C
Today’s climate change headlines often seem at odds with each other. One day, it’s catastrophic wildfires wreaking havoc around the world; the next, it’s an optimistic piece on the rapid scale-up of solar and wind power. Taken together, such stories ...
Restoring Degraded Forests Could Bring Back Lost Rainfall, Cooler Temperatures
Restoring Degraded Forests Could Bring Back Lost Rainfall, Cooler Temperatures
Many people point to forest restoration as a way to curb climate change, where replanted forests sequester carbon in trees and soils. But emerging evidence shows that restoration can provide non-carbon climate benefits, too — in particular, reducing heat and regulating rainfall. Here’s what ...
5 Shifts Needed to Transform Transportation Systems and Meet Climate Goals
5 Shifts Needed to Transform Transportation Systems and Meet Climate Goals
Transportation connects us to one another. It’s how we get to school and work, how we visit our families, and how we access our food and health care. It’s also how we ship goods and deliver services. As economies and ...
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
We now have less than seven years to cut emissions in half in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C, the limit scientists say is necessary for averting some of the most dangerous climate impacts. 2022 saw flooding, drought and severe ...
Nature-Based Solutions in Cities are the Future of the Fight Against Climate Change. Here's How to Fund Them.
Nature-Based Solutions in Cities are the Future of the Fight Against Climate Change. Here’s How to Fund Them.
Mayors from Latin America, Africa and Asia will be welcoming more than 90% of the new urban inhabitants in the next decade. Governing these ballooning cities is a continuing challenge, not just in terms of urban design and revitalization, but ...
Shared bikes represent the wide range of bike-share systems around the world. Photo courtesy of Melbourne Bike Share.
The bike-share report: Hard times and hope for the future
The Bike-share Report is a new blog series on bike-sharing, exclusive to TheCityFix, from Peter Midgley – the former Urban Mobility Theme Champion for the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) with 25 years of experience at The World Bank. The ...
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Friday Fun: “Two Hoots” campaign rewards good behavior on public transport
In Perth, Australia, residents are fed up with anti-social and rude behavior on public transport. In an effort to reward riders who care about the comfort of their fellow passengers, Transperth – part of the Western Australia State Government’s Public ...
Friday Fun: 589 reasons to bicycle to work
Friday Fun: 589 reasons to bicycle to work
There are many reasons to commute to work by bicycle. One commuter, Tim Goldby, recently demonstrated a great reason: it is often faster to commute by bicycle than by car. You can watch as Goldby zooms by 589 cars on ...
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 ...
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India's Dire Infrastructure, Washington's Not-So Suburban Future
Research Recap,October 22: Energy Security in the U.S., India's Dire Infrastructure, Washington's Not-So Suburban Future
  Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Middle Income Families Spending More for Transport & Housing The Center for Housing Policy and ...
Call for Abstracts: 5th International Urban Design Conference
Call for Abstracts: 5th International Urban Design Conference
The 5th International Urban Design Conference will be held in September 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference is an opportunity to hear about best practices and exchange ideas within the urban design field. The conference was established in 2007 and ...
Call for Papers: 5th Healthy Cities Conference
Call for Papers: 5th Healthy Cities Conference
  Paper submissions and workshop presentation proposals are now being accepted for the 5th Healthy Cities Conference: Working Together to Achieve Livable Cities Conference. The fifth edition of the Healthy Cities conference series will serve as a platform for government ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
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 ...
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney’s new infrastructure authority, Infrastructure New South Wales (Infrastructure NSW), is looking at a range of options to reduce peak hour congestion. At an industry conference on November 15, agency officials suggested providing free train fares between midnight and 7:00 ...
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