Posts tagged with 'elderly'
Mexico Made Safe Mobility a Human Right — Here’s How Its Streets Can Become Safer
Mexico Made Safe Mobility a Human Right — Here’s How Its Streets Can Become Safer
Mexico became the first nation to declare access to safe mobility a human right in 2020 and two years later passed the General Law of Mobility and Road Safety to protect people, reduce collisions and promote sustainable modes of travel. Now, with this new ...
How 'Complete Streets' Are Creating Safer, More Sustainable Cities in Brazil
How ‘Complete Streets’ Are Creating Safer, More Sustainable Cities in Brazil
Urban development in many cities around the world prioritizes making space for cars over pedestrians, cyclists or public transportation. In Brazil, this design led to an average of more than 30,000 annual road crash fatalities nationwide by the turn of the century, ...
The Future of Extreme Heat in Cities: What We Know — and What We Don’t
The Future of Extreme Heat in Cities: What We Know — and What We Don’t
The past year registered record-shattering global temperatures. People around the world are already witnessing epic heat waves, wildfires and drought at 1.1 degrees C (2 degrees F) of global warming, compared to pre-industrial averages. With current policies putting the world on ...
Big and Small Steps to Beat the Heat
Big and Small Steps to Beat the Heat
It’s an island no one in their right mind wants to be on, but sadly many of us increasingly find ourselves due to global warming. “Heat islands” are a concept British climatologist Gordon Manley came up with way back in ...
How Africa’s First Chief Heat Officer is Helping to Create a More Resilient Freetown
How Africa’s First Chief Heat Officer is Helping to Create a More Resilient Freetown
“Climate change is affecting cities all around the world, and Freetown is no exception.” That’s what Eugenia Kargbo, Freetown’s Chief Heat Officer, told UrbanShift during the City Academy hosted in Kigali last year. Through her role—the first of its kind in ...
From Moving Cars to Moving People: Scaling Up Safer Streets in Indian Cities
From Moving Cars to Moving People: Scaling Up Safer Streets in Indian Cities
Most people in India walk – to work, to the market or to the railway station. According to the 2011 Indian census, 48% of people walk or cycle to work every day compared to the less than 3% of people ...
Putting Women at the Center of Clean Air Action
Putting Women at the Center of Clean Air Action
A key objective of the Clean Air Catalyst is to exchange knowledge, build trust and foster opportunities to elevate the voices of those most impacted by air pollution, particularly women and low-income communities. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International ...
China's dancing grannies
Friday Fun: China’s ‘dancing grannies’ vow to dance on
Walk through any public square or park in most Chinese cities and you’re likely to see—and probably hear—a colorful group of elderly residents dancing and singing to their favorite classical Chinese songs. The dancing grannies, as they are known, have ...
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 ...
BRT Experience, Day 1: Women-Only Access on Metrobus
BRT Experience, Day 1: Women-Only Access on Metrobus
A version of this post was originally published on TheCityFix Brasil by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on April 30, 2012. Beginning on April 29, EMBARQ Brazil is organizing two missions with journalists from Rio de Janeiro to visit some of the best bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in ...
Call for Abstracts: Universal Design for Transport Systems and Infrastructure
Call for Abstracts: Universal Design for Transport Systems and Infrastructure
The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2012) is set to take place in Delhi, India, September 17-21, 2012. This year’s theme is “Seamless Access for All: Universal design for transport systems and infrastructure ...
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) is a startup that seeks to invest capital and provide capacity building and results measuring to social enterprises. The organization is currently working with a project called Diamond Cab – one of a number of ...
Adios, Del Boca Vista! NYC "Kinder and Gentler" for Retirees
Adios, Del Boca Vista! NYC "Kinder and Gentler" for Retirees
Maybe it’s time for senior Seinfelds to come back from the Del Boca Vista retirement community. In an effort to keep senior citizens — and their pocketbooks — in New York, the city is working to make its streets safer ...
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