Posts tagged with 'Transforming Transportation'
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 – ...
Photo by Andreas/Flickr. Cropped.
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 ...
Boy on bicycle in Burkina Faso. Photo by Olivier Girard/CIFOR. Cropped.
Better Cities, Better Business at Transforming Transportation 2014 conference
Transforming Transportation 2014 (#TTDC14) is just around the corner! Now in its eleventh year and vibrant as ever with new ideas and energy, the Transforming Transportation conference – co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank – convenes high-level decision makers ...
Transforming Transportation 2013 hosted policymakers and transport experts. Photo by Aaron Minnick/EMBARQ.
Unlocking Sustainable Transport Starts with Cities
This post was initially published on National Geographic City Solutions’ blog. City leaders face incredible pressure to deliver sustainable transportation. Cities now account for more than half of the world’s population—by 2050, they will hold 75 percent of us. These ...
Attendees on a coffee break. More than 400 people attended Day One of Transforming Transportation 2013
Transforming Transportation 2013: Day 1
We began day one of the Transforming Transportation conference with discussions on how to best use the $175 billion committed to sustainable transport by multilateral development banks at Rio+20. Discussions focused around the definition of sustainable transportation itself, and then ...
Rio de Janeiro is implementing a 150 km. network of bus rapid transit corridors. Photo credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
3 Big Opportunities To Transform Transportation
The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percentof these people residing in cities. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas ...
Bold Vision for the Future of Sustainable Transport
Bold Vision for the Future of Sustainable Transport
EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) and its partners are pleased to host the annual Transforming Transportation event on January 26-27 at The World Bank in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference will focus on big ideas to scale up sustainable transport best practices in ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Picks, January 20: Transforming Transportation, China's Urban Majority, TRB Annual Meeting
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 13: Protesting Fare Hikes, Transit App Development, London Bus Redesign
TheCityFix Picks, January 13: Protesting Fare Hikes, Transit App Development, London Bus Redesign
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
TheCityFix Picks, January 6: Transforming Transportation, Hawaiian Light Rail, Intelligent Intersections
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. Urban dwellers in China, India and Mexico may not think they have much in common, but cities in all three countries are experiencing similar rapid growth patterns and the subsequent challenges in managing that growth in ...
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
In a large city with broad institutional capacity like New York City, a lot of data is available. The city has access to a lot of useful numbers from a variety of sources, from community-based organizations that track the block-by-block details ...
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