Posts tagged with 'North America'
"Sunday, 1400." Photo by Tommy Vohs. Reprinted with permission, all rights reserved.
Live from Transforming Transportation: The Future We Want / Data and Technology
EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank are co-organizing Transforming Transportation on January 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #TTDC14, ...
Pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo by EMBARQ.
Five opportunities for 21st-century transport
The world is in the midst of unprecedented urbanization, with cities expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. One of the major challenges of the 21st century, therefore, is achieving a sustainable future for our cities. And transport – ...
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Transforming transportation for more inclusive, prosperous cities
Cities are the world’s engines of economic growth. Yet many have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring safe and affordable access to jobs, education, and healthcare for its citizens — in part because their transport systems ...
Cyclists in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Maks Karochkin/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Bicycle safety through LEGO
As we kick off 2014, many of us are now faced with a long list of New Year’s resolutions: eat healthier, run a marathon, write a book, bike to work more – the list is potentially endless. Many of us ...
New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Photo by Anthony Quintano/Flickr.
A people-friendly Times Square, just in time for New Year’s Eve
1904 was a big year for the city of New York. The first underground subway system in the United States launched in Manhattan, the New York Times opened the second highest skyscraper in the city at One Times Square, and ...
A passenger on a mobile phone entering the New York City subway. Photo by momentcaptured1/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Mobile apps and your commute
Successful urban mobility is predicated on increased user choice. With a variety of transportation options, citizens can choose a preferred mode based on their own priorities. In the last five years, sustainable urban mobility choices may have reached a tipping ...
Vancouver street
Friday Fun: What’s your “right of way?”
If you’re a fan of sustainable transport and will be passing through Boston, Massachusetts between December 5 and May 26, keep an eye out for the upcoming Rights of Way: Mobility and the City exhibit at the Boston Society of ...
Crowded street in New Delhi, India
Why developing countries need sustainable transport: Q&A with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Part I
Here at TheCityFix, we emphasize the importance of sustainable urban transport and improved urban development every day. Recently, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with an esteemed individual who reminded me, very articulately, why sustainable transport is so crucial ...
London congestion zone
On the move: Limiting car usage in industrialized economies
This is the fourth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. This “On The Move” series is dedicated to analyzing on-the-ground efforts to shift urban transport from moving cars to moving people. It ...
Vancouver, Canada
Vancouverism: The prescription for a healthier city?
Three weeks ago I had the pleasure of representing EMBARQ at the International Women’s Forum (IWF) in Vancouver, Canada. The event focused on modern movements shaping the world, including trends influencing our lives, communities, and future. Since urban transport is ...
New York City subway costume
Friday Fun: Halloween’s gotten the sustainable cities bug
In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a minute to appreciate all of the excellent transport and urban planning inspired Halloween costumes out there. Scouring the web reveals endless possibilities for creative costumes with a message about urban living. From ...
Blade Runner Movie Still
Friday Fun: Urbanism according to Blade Runner
It’s not every day that Harrison Ford features in discussions about urban planning, but for the second time on TheCityFix, Han Solo née Indiana Jones née Rick Deckard is at the center of futuristic visions for urban design. Ford plays ...
Bay Area Bike Share
Shared-use Mobility Summit explores future of urban mobility
“The 20th century is a century of general, and the 21st century is a century of sharing.” – Lisa Gansky, author of the Mesh Shared mobility is the cornerstone of the sharing economy, which is spurred by demographic changes, increased ...
University City District
New toolkit provides cities with innovative street design guidelines
Urban streets are getting a makeover. In many cities worldwide, bike share stations have usurped parking for private vehicles. Protected bike lanes are replacing traffic lanes, while the unwieldy, barren intersections of yesteryear are being reinvigorated as vibrant plazas for ...
Busy train station
Three key building blocks of marketing sustainable transport
Consider McDonald’s golden arches for a moment. Now think about the Nike swoosh, or Apple’s, well, apple. There’s no denying that the power of branding and marketing is immense. For those of us in the sustainable urban transport world, we ...
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