Posts tagged with 'livable cities'
Philips Livable Cities Award: Vote Now!
Philips Livable Cities Award: Vote Now!
There’s a few weeks left to vote for the Philips Livable Cities Award, a global initiative launched in May 2010 designed to “generate practical, achievable ideas for improving the health and well-being of people living in cities.” Philips asked individuals and ...
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Arlington ...
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Generally, in the United States larger grocery store chains supply a variety of fresh food at lower costs, while independent grocers, bodegas and smaller stores have less selection and higher operating costs and prices.  Such stores tend to have a ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood recently announced the Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) program, an initiative that “will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort.” The initiative ...
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Living in a Walker's Paradise?
Some of our perennial readers may remember Walk Score, which we wrote about back in 2007. The website ranks neighborhoods’ walkability on a scale of 0 to 100, based  on a complex, patent-pending, ever improving algorithm that awards points based ...
Learning Livability Locally: New PBS Series Imagines Future of American Communities
Learning Livability Locally: New PBS Series Imagines Future of American Communities
Wanna learn what livability looks like? Stay tuned to PBS. This summer, ten PBS partner stations are reporting on how transportation solutions at the local, state and national level can “create more equitable, convenient, greener, cleaner and healthier communities.”
Friday Fun: Pelican People
Friday Fun: Pelican People
A few days ago, we published a post about the differences between pelicans, puffins, toucans, hawks, and other animal-themed pedestrian crossings. While we were researching the different crosswalk signals, we couldn’t help but notice how cute some of the little ...
Forecast for the Future's Cities: Hot!
Forecast for the Future's Cities: Hot!
On the hottest days of summer, AC-less city-folk can be found sticking their heads in refrigerators and sinks full of ice water, putting their faces in front of fans — or open fire hydrants — and guzzling ice cold beverages ...
Williamsburg Walks Again
Williamsburg Walks Again
Residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have received negative attention lately for their “too cool” attitude toward the U.S. Census –  the hipster enclave has the lowest rate of return (around 30 percent) in New York City. This is disparaging, considering that ...
Philips Wants Your Ideas for Livable Cities
Philips Wants Your Ideas for Livable Cities
Philips, the multinational electronics company, recently announced its Livable Cities Award, “looking for individuals, community or non-governmental organizations and businesses who have ideas – ideas for ‘simple solutions’ that will improve people’s health and well-being in a city.” The contest is split into three ...
"Let’s Move" Toward a National Model of Active Community Design
"Let’s Move" Toward a National Model of Active Community Design
Four weeks ago, TheCityFix covered the launch of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, noting the omission of an active community design component. As we speak, the Task Force on Childhood Obesity is developing the campaign’s agenda. Its recommendations are due ...
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
For Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" Campaign, Don’t Forget Planning and Design
Yesterday, Michelle Obama rolled out her campaign against childhood obesity, dubbed “Let’s Move.” Along with the First Lady’s influential leadership, the project is backed by some significant resources, including as much as $1 billion a year in federal funds for ...
HUD and DOT Announce Partnership for Livable Communities Through Sustainable Transport
HUD and DOT Announce Partnership for Livable Communities Through Sustainable Transport
Heard via the NRDC Switchboard: March 18, 2008 WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a new partnership to help American families gain ...
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