Posts tagged with 'livable cities'
A crowd of urban residents enjoy Raahgiri Day in Gurgaon, India. Photo by EMBARQ.
In photos: Two months of Raahgiri Day
Raahgiri Day, India’s first sustained car-free day, completed its second month in Gurgaon – India’s “Millennium City” – on January 19, 2014. Although only eight weeks old, Raahgiri Day has had quite the journey since its first day in action ...
Urban guerrillas in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr.
New Year’s resolutions for your city, your planet, and you
Happy New Year, readers! It’s that time of year again – the annual establishing and kick-off of New Year’s resolutions. But this year, let’s take a different approach. It’s easy to make lofty New Year’s resolutions that make an impact ...
A family travels by train in Germany. Photo by Edo Medicks/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Awesome infographics show benefits of sustainable transport
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So what about an infographic? Information graphics, or infographics, recently emerged as a highly popular and effective medium for visualizing and sharing information. According to visual.ly, a website that helps users ...
A young boy on a bus in India. Photo by Rob de Wit/Flickr.
Four things to be thankful for about sustainable urban mobility
Happy Thanksgiving, TheCityFix readers! Even if you’re not celebrating today’s American holiday of giving thanks and feasting, here are four things we can all be thankful for: 1. Urban mobility is a global priority. This year’s theme for UN-HABITAT’s annual Global Report ...
Istanbul, Turkey
Defining a #livablecity in Turkey and beyond
How livable is the city you live in? What should a livable city look like? How do we improve quality of life for urban residents? On Wednesday, November 20, the Livable Cities Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey will explore these questions ...
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 ...
Communal urban art gives a fresh face to an old building
Communal urban art gives a fresh face to an old building
Young volunteers enjoy El Chorrillo’s newly colorful apartment complex. Photo courtesy of Hypeness. In the neighborhood of El Chorrillo, Panama, members of the community joined together to give new life to an old apartment building. Previously, the building, which houses ...
Upcoming Event: Measuring the Importance of Arts and Culture in Cities
Upcoming Event: Measuring the Importance of Arts and Culture in Cities
Does the Louvre make Paris more livable? Do the theaters on Broadway make New York City safer? How about the jazz clubs in New Orleans? Do they inspire city dwellers to explore their environment? We all might agree that cultural ...
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Zipcar’s Future Metropolis Index Last week, Zipcar unveiled its Future Metropolis Index, which measures and ranks ...
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
"City 2.0" Wins TED Prize
For the very first time, TED, the nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” awarded its TED Prize not to an individual but to an idea. The winner was “City 2.0,” an idea dedicated to creating the city of the ...
Apply Now to Win the CNU Charter Awards
Apply Now to Win the CNU Charter Awards
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is calling for entries for its 2012 Charter Awards, in order to recognize and highlight the very best practices in New Urbanist design. The award was first distributed in 2001, and since then, it ...
Five Lessons From The Atlantic’s Green Intelligence Forum On Sustainable Cities
Five Lessons From The Atlantic’s Green Intelligence Forum On Sustainable Cities
Human habits, behaviors and choices – when thoughtfully aligned – can have cascading effects and contribute to more livable and efficient cities. Photo by Cameron. This post was originally published in WRI Insights by Robin Murphy on November 22, 2011.  Last ...
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, Living Cities hosted panel discussions on Tuesday on leadership, innovation and problem-solving mechanisms in urban areas. Living Cities was established in 1991 by philanthropists and corporate leaders who believed that real change in ...
Melbourne Ranked as Most Livable City
Melbourne Ranked as Most Livable City
  The Economist Intelligence Unit, the original in-house research unit for The Economist, released a livability ranking report of 140 cities from around the world. Melbourne, Australia topped the list with a livability rating of 98 out of 100 in ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 19: Complete Streets, Dangerous Crosswalks, Parks for the People
TheCityFix Picks, August 19: Complete Streets, Dangerous Crosswalks, Parks for the People
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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