Posts tagged with 'sustainability'
caption: Cities around the world celebrate the many positive impacts of trees on Arbor Day. Photo by longzijun/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Promoting a culture of sustainability—celebrations of Arbor Day around the world
Arbor Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the many positive impacts of trees on our lives, has expanded from a small effort by American pioneers to transform Nebraska’s arid lands, to a global celebration that brings hope for a more ...
TheCityFix Brasil wins TopBlog 2013-14! Photo by EMBARQ Brazil.
TheCityFix Brasil selected as Brazil’s best sustainability blog of 2013-2014!
Thank you, TheCityFixer! With the power of your vote, TheCityFix Brasil was selected for the second consecutive time as the best sustainability blog in Brazil by TopBlog. Different from previous TopBlog awards, this is the first time TheCityFix Brasil has ...
Green spaces in cities, such as New York's High Line, promote an active, sustainable lifestyle for city residents. Photo by David Berkowitz/Flickr.
World Urban Forum highlights opportunities for sustainable cities
In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was ...
Hong Kong's mass rapid transit (MRT) system boasts a high quality of service, an important factor in making sustainable transport the way to go for urban residents. Photo by Lileepod/Flickr.
Friday Fun: A day in the life of Hong Kong's subway
Transport and urban planners spend much of their time thinking about distance to stations, fare pricing, and the key components that make sustainable transport systems work at a basic level, but they sometimes forget the smaller details that make transport ...
Shanghai is one of China's many cities which has seen the proliferation of bottom-up innovations, such as e-bikes, to tackle the problem of urban transport. Photo by 2 dogs/Flickr.
E-bikes bring individual and sustainable transport to China
In developed cities, new mobility options typically only penetrate the transport ecosystem after governing bodies have developed an institutional framework around the new technology. Emerging economies, however, do not always have the regulatory capacity to standardize regulations and create policy ...
Pedestrians walk along Rua XV in Curitaba, Brazil. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
Vote for TheCityFix Brazil for the Top Blog award
The TheCityFix Brazil is in a race for the third consecutive Top Blog Award. In last year’s competition, TheCityFix Brazil won in the Sustainability category. This year, the blog is moving to the final stage of the competition, vying for the title of Best Sustainability Blog ...
A person bikes in Bogota, Columbia, during the city's car-free week. Photo by M.Erwert/Flickr.
Bogotá’s car-free week shows the viability of bicycle transport
Mayor Enrique Peñalosa organized the first car free day for Bogotá, Colombia in 2000 and proposed a ballot poll in which it was approved permanently. Mejor en Bici (Better on bike) was one of the many organizations upholding the mayor’s promise to annually ...
Upcoming Event: World Urban Forum
Upcoming Event: World Urban Forum
The Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum, jointly organized by UN-Habitat, will take place in Naples, Italy beginning this Saturday. The event, sponsored by the National Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples, will highlight ...
Call For Papers: 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation
Call For Papers: 5th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation
In conjunction with the Transportation Research Board, the Transportation Research Arena and Women’s Issues In Transportation, the 5th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation is calling for abstracts to be presented at the conference in April 2014 in Paris. The conference ...
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
"Entrepreneurial Mobility" in Mexico City
Imagine spending two years of your life stuck in your car, with no one but the radio for company. That is the reality for everyone who spends two hours commuting to and from work, five days a week, for 35 ...
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part Two
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part Two
This post is the second of a two-part series on CNG fuel in Indian cities. The first post on TheCityFix can be found here. A version of this post was originally published online on India Together. On July 25, 2012, ...
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A $9 Dollar Bike Made of Cardboard
A version of this post was originally published in Portuguese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil. Urban cycling has become ever more popular and has even entered recent Armani advertising campaigns as a symbol of youth, fitness and sex appeal. However, no matter ...
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 ...
Inclusive Planning: How Can Indian Cities Lead the Way?
Inclusive Planning: How Can Indian Cities Lead the Way?
The urbanization boom in India is not taking place without heated discussions and an attempt at inclusive planning. If crafted correctly, Indian cities can serve as role models in participatory planning. In fact, many India-based projects and enterprises are leading ...
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org on February 10, 2012 by Divya Kottadiel. EMBARQ India organized and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit on February 10 to present the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneur-driven organized fleet auto-rickshaw services, as an integral part ...
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