Posts tagged with 'mobility'
50 Shades of Shared: The Evolution of India’s Taxis, Rickshaws and Other For-Hire-Vehicles
50 Shades of Shared: The Evolution of India’s Taxis, Rickshaws and Other For-Hire-Vehicles
India’s urban transport sector has seen tremendous change in the last 15 years. This series examines the evolution of for-hire vehicles, the regulatory response to it and its place in the mobility network of the future. Indian cities are growing ...
Friday Fun: How Pokémon Go Is Creating a New Generation of Urban Explorers
Friday Fun: How Pokémon Go Is Creating a New Generation of Urban Explorers
In the past few weeks, if you’ve seen people roaming around, staring at their phones and spontaneously shouting with glee, or crowds of people inexplicably congregating in parks, there’s a good chance you’ve witnessed someone playing Pokémon Go. Since its ...
How Can Cities Avoid Carbon Lock-in?
How Can Cities Avoid Carbon Lock-in?
Cities have proven themselves to be necessary in combating climate change; however, the current trajectory for urban growth is still an unsustainable path and carbon emissions are already expected to surpass thresholds considered acceptable. One of the largest problems is ...
Do you want a say in infrastructure projects in your city? Crowdfunding can allow citizens to turn creative, sustainable projects into reality. Photo by David Berkowitz/Flickr.
Friday Fun: You, too, can build a sustainable city through crowdfunding
Here at TheCityFix, we love exploring the latest, most breathtaking innovations in sustainable urban development. And for good reason! Measures like São Paulo’s citizen hackathons, Medellín’s aerial cable cars, glow-in-the-dark road markings, and Hamburg and Helsinki’s plans for car-free mobility ...
King's Cross Station in London ties together both train and high-speed rail lines, serving as a transport hub for residents in the city and the wider region, and, perhaps, for wizards. Photo by Jim Nix/Flickr.
Friday Fun: What Harry Potter teaches us about integrated transport
In J.K. Rowling’s novel Harry Potter, there comes a time when the reader learns about Apparition – essentially teleportation – where wizards close their eyes, think about where they want to be, and poof! There they are. Once you learn ...
Japan's shotengais - partly enclosed markets - succeed both because of their proximity to transport and the unique, tightly knit communities they foster. Photo by Michael Vito/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Japan’s shotengais show connectivity and community are key to commercial success
Even as malls are declining as social spaces in the United States, shotengais (商店街) – pedestrianized business districts covered with translucent roofs – remain a part of everyday life in Japanese cities. Shotengais are generally located near transport hubs and ...
China's new urban plan seeks to build competitive, livable cities while combatting the rising phenomena of congestion, air pollution, and sprawl. Photo by Rob Chan/Flickr.
Preparing for the urban billion: “New-type” urbanization in China
While cities are drivers of economic growth, this prosperity does not always come naturally. The fate of a city lies in its ability to balance the positives of dense, connected communities – mobility, accessibility, and innovation chief among them – ...
Latin American cities must work incorporating women's needs into transport planning to increase access to opportunity. Photo by Gary Denness/Flickr.
Safe is accessible: Women and public transport in Latin America
Seventy million Latin American women have entered the labor force in the past 20 years. These women are contributing significantly to national economies, supporting communities and families, and becoming more active users of their cities’ infrastructure and public transport systems. ...
Urban planners and city leaders look for a new framework to think about sustainable transport that promotes accessibility over mobility. Photo by Trevor Pritchard/Flickr.
Ekistics offers new perspective on mobility versus access
Being able to use a bus to travel ten miles to a super market is not the same as having a grocery store around the corner. Mobility, even sustainable mobility, is not the same as access. In order to create ...
Mexico City's Ecobici bike-share system is one of the best in the world due to its high usage and integration into the city's transport system. Photo by Eneas de Troya/Flickr.
Building towards better bike-sharing systems
Less than ten years ago Lyon, France launched the first successful, modern bike-share system. Less than seven years ago Paris, France put bike-sharing in the global spotlight. Bike-sharing is no longer a novel experiment but a proven mobility solution. From ...
Friday Fun: The Yike Bike
Friday Fun: The Yike Bike
This series has presented some fairly incredible alternatives to 3+ wheeled transport: bikes made of cardboard, uni-wheeled motorcycles, and Danish cycles that shelter you from wind in what looks like a banana or that park up walls. Now we introduce -drum ...
MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor
MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor
Healthcare, energy, education, financial services, agriculture, livelihood creation…social enterprises across the world operate in a wide span of sectors. There is a one lesser-talked-about area, however, that is vital to recognize because it affects the delivery of social impact in ...
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Q&A with Gary Hustwit: Designing Cities
Urbanized, a film exploring urban design in more than 40 cities, will premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow night, Friday, September 9, 2011. Urbanized is the final documentary in Gary Hustwit’s trilogy of design films. Hustwit’s previous films, ...
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
The Sustainable Mobility Award by Volvo Buses supports progressive and practical steps in creating positively engaging sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life. The award is an effort to engage all stakeholders in public transportation by encouraging a dialogue ...
New Report: Intelligent Transport Systems Market Valued at $48 Billion
New Report: Intelligent Transport Systems Market Valued at $48 Billion
According to a new study released by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), cities and states with reduced budgets are turning to technology solutions to maximize the use of existing transport infrastructure and resources. The study reports that ...
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