Posts tagged with 'Curitiba'
Emerging economies are creating their own conception of "smart cities" that incorporate appropriate technologies, mixed-use development, and sustainable transport. Photo by EMBARQ Brazil/Flickr.
Banking on sustainability: Inter-American Development Bank and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas team up for a new conception of smart cities
The idea of “smart cities” – defined as those whose social and technological infrastructure accelerates sustainable economic growth – has captured the attention of city leaders and urban dwellers around the globe. It has also caught the attention of international ...
Mayors play a pivotal role in creating sustainable, livable cities. Photo by Tommy Vohs /Flickr.
On the move: Advancing sustainable transport – getting from here to there
This is the tenth and final post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ...
Passengers wait for a bus in Curitiba, Brazil. Photo by mariordo59/Flickr.
Understanding the “t” in bus rapid transit oriented development
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a cost-effective mass transportation system characterized by exclusive bus lanes and reduction of travel times, high-passenger capacity and level boarding, and a relatively short construction process. Latin America and Asia are becoming the world leaders ...
Boats anchored in a harbor outside of Qingdao, China. Photo by Li-Cah/Wikimedia.
Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality
The C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa kicks off today. It’s the fifth biennial meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a collection of mayors from cities around the world committed to advancing urban solutions to climate ...
Green Corridor of Cali, Colombia
Dario Hidalgo shares shining examples of integrated transport, with Robin King
On October 7 – two weeks ago today – TheCityFix reported on UN World Habitat Day and the release of the 2013 Global Report on Human Settlements. Now that the report has been out for a while, we’re following up ...
A red bus passes children in uniforms. Transport and integration with the city is key in providing accessibility for all. Photo by Greg Younger.
UN World Habitat Day stresses importance of urban mobility
  Today is the United Nations’ World Habitat Day – a day established to reflect on the state of our cities and towns, and remind us of our shared responsibility for their stewardship. On this day, UN-HABITAT is releasing the ...
Over 300 BRTs and busways around the world
Over 300 BRTs and busways around the world
Big news for fans of Bus Rapid Transit and busways – there are now over 300 bus corridors around the world. ViveBus in Chihuahua, Mexico put the total over 300 when it launched this year. Advanced bus systems have now ...
Accessibility for all
Accessibility for all
In order for a system to be truly accessible, it must be accessible at all links in the transport chain. Photo by EMBARQ. Ten percent of the world’s population has a disability. That’s 650 million people, 80% of whom live ...
Users wait to board a crowded metro bus. Photo by EMBARQ.
What we want: Users and experts in Latin America on their dream BRT
Users wait to board the crowded Metrobus in Mexico City. Photo by EMBARQ Mexico. Increasing the use of public transport is a hot topic in the urban transportation world, and improving the experience of riding bus rapid transit and metro ...
Curitiba BRT. Photo by Thomas Locke Hobbs.
“The car is the cigarette of the future”
Jaime Lerner is the father of Curitiba’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system and believes car culture will soon be a thing of the past. Photo by Thomas Locke Hobbs. According to Jaime Lerner, car exhaust is the new second-hand smoke. ...
Jaime Lerner, keynote speaker at the Third SIBRT Conference of Best Practices in Latin America (Belo Horizonte, June 4-7). Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
Architect of possible dreams
In an exclusive interview, Jaime Lerner talks about the challenges that public transportation is facing in Brazil and his expectations for the III SIBRT Conference. The architect and urban planner Jaime Lerner – former Mayor of Curitiba for three terms ...
Beijing, China. Photo by Stuck in Customs.
Science Fiction vs. Reality on the Streets of Tomorrow's New Cities
In Guy Montag’s city, it is illegal to be a pedestrian. The main character in Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian American classic, Fahrenheit 451, commutes by subway. He thinks little of the circumstances and of the culture which gave rise to ...
BRT Knowledge Sharing in Asia, the Latin American Way
BRT Knowledge Sharing in Asia, the Latin American Way
  The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, along with CEPT University, is launching the Asia BRTS Conference to be held on September 6-8, 2012, with the goal of improving knowledge, sharing experiences and advancing the concept of bus rapid transit (BRT) in India and across Asia. ...
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
TheCityFix Picks, September 2: Mobilidade Curitiba, Pedestrian Demographics, Talking Transit in Jaipur
Integrated Transport The Latin American Association for Integrated Transport and Bus Rapid Transit (SIBRT) hosted Mobilidade Curitiba, a transport workshop exploring the urban mobility of Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday. The city of Detroit is pursuing a bike sharing system, with near-term plans to ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
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 ...
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