Posts tagged with 'research'
Participatory Research as Path to Equitable Transportation
Participatory Research as Path to Equitable Transportation
One asset of urban communities is that there are a lot of people living in them, which means plenty of opportunities to garner input from diverse people for research purposes. There’s a method for this kind of qualitative and quantitative ...
Walking and Cycling in America: Restoring "Forgotten" Modes of Transport
Walking and Cycling in America: Restoring "Forgotten" Modes of Transport
Hurray! Yesterday brought great news for sustainable transportation advocates. On June 16, the Federal Highway Administration released its National Biking and Walking Study, analyzing trends in transportation over the past 20 years. Turns out, there is more federal funding for ...
New Report: "Bright Flight" Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
New Report: "Bright Flight" Means Younger, More Affluent Cities
A new study from the Brookings Institution, “The State of Metropolitan America,” shows that, for the first time, America’s suburbs are more likely to be home to minorities, the poor and a rapidly growing older population, while younger, educated whites ...
Benchmarking Walking and Bicycling in D.C.
Benchmarking Walking and Bicycling in D.C.
The Alliance for Biking & Walking released its “2010 Benchmarking Report” on bicycling and walking, showing data from all 50 states and the 51 largest U.S. cities. The Washington, D.C. factsheet reveals that the city compares favorably to the national ...
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
World Bank Opens Urban Development (and Other) Data
Earlier this month, the World Bank opened up its data and launched a new website – data.worldbank.org – where users will be able to browse and filter more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development indicators from World ...
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The British newspaper the Guardian has published an interactive tool on its website that allows the user to simulate different policies at the national scale for reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. The user can opt for any number of policies, ...
Boosting Property Values Near BRT
Boosting Property Values Near BRT
Many transit advocates agree that bus rapid transit (BRT) can provide high-quality, efficient transportation at a fraction of the cost of rail. However, a common concern about BRT is that routes are not as permanent as tracks – in theory, ...
Build a Better Burb
Build a Better Burb
There has been a crisis of imagination, and your bold new ideas are urgently needed. There should be no preconceptions about what is or is not possible. What would you do on these acres of opportunity? Build a car-free community ...
Bikes on Board: The Latest Research on Bicycle/Transit Integration
Bikes on Board: The Latest Research on Bicycle/Transit Integration
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it to the recent TRB conference. But a few colleagues have come back from the conference bearing wonderful souvenirs, DVD-ROM discs packed full with details of the latest transportation research. As a budding bicycle ...
What's Schipper Saying? "Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked"
What's Schipper Saying? "Very Little Energy Savings Per Car Clunked"
Welcome to our first weekly installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a “Where’s Waldo”-esque online scavenger hunt of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by EMBARQ Founder Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency ...
What Does it Mean to Be Smart? CityWiki Wants Your Input
What Does it Mean to Be Smart? CityWiki Wants Your Input
We wrote about Smarter Cities before, here and here, explaining how the new Web site ranks U.S. cities across categories like transportation and water quality, and also offering suggestions for how NRDC, the creators of the site, should “rebalance its ...
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
Freiburg, Germany is one of the most livable and people-oriented cities in the world. Photo by Roby©. Transport and urban development policies in European cities are recognized as being more balanced than those of the rest of the world, resulting ...
MetroQuest: Sim City for the Real World
MetroQuest: Sim City for the Real World
This summer, residents in Chicago and the surrounding region will be asked to plan for their own future, thanks to a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and a real-life version of SimCity, known as MetroQuest. From the ...
19.20.21: Charting the Rise of Supercities in the 21st Century
19.20.21: Charting the Rise of Supercities in the 21st Century
Supercities will “radically redefine the world’s future macroeconomic and cultural landscape.” But how do you make sense of it all? Image via 192021.org Some of the greatest minds of design and marketing are working on a five-year, multimedia project to ...
City or Suburbs? Americans Want It Both Ways
City or Suburbs? Americans Want It Both Ways
The grass really is greener on the other side when it comes to where Americans want to live, according to new research from the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project. And urbanites are the least content with their ...
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