Posts tagged with 'transportation'
Watch Today's Webinar on Climate Finance in Mexico
Watch Today's Webinar on Climate Finance in Mexico
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org. The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México), a member of the EMBARQ network (the producer of this blog), is hosting a Spanish-language webinar today at 3:30 p.m. CDT about  nationally financing climate change actions in ...
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
The United States Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board are sponsoring a data visualization competition, understanding that informed decision-making, based on sound data and analysis, is the cornerstone in crafting effective transportation policies and investments. The competition is ...
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
Register Now for E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) will run a new session of online courses on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries. The course will run from November 14, 2011 ...
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
The Michigan Municipal League in collaboration with its affiliate organization, Let’s Save Michigan, is hosting a unique public forum on Twitter. The event, known as “Twitterverse,” will serve as a virtual platform for a unique statewide conversation on the need for a ...
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, ...
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
Today, President Obama urged Congress to pass a clean extension of the nation’s surface transportation bill. If not extended, the bill will expire on September 30, taking with it funding for mass transit systems, as well as shutting down bridge ...
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 ...
"Ecumenopolis" Film Explores Challenges to Urbanization in Istanbul
"Ecumenopolis" Film Explores Challenges to Urbanization in Istanbul
Home to nearly 15 million inhabitants and 20 percent of the country’s population, Istanbul is not only the biggest city in Turkey but also the third largest city in Europe, after London and Moscow. Istanbul’s rapid urbanization in the last ...
New York City to Shut Down Public Transit for Hurricane Irene
New York City to Shut Down Public Transit for Hurricane Irene
New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will shut down public transit services starting at noon on Saturday, August 27, to ensure that the public transit system can still be operational after the impending Hurricane Irene passes along the northeast coast of the ...
New Report: Crisis Mode for No-Vehicle Households?
New Report: Crisis Mode for No-Vehicle Households?
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows transit systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Houston do the poorest job of reaching households without cars. The report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” identifies disadvantaged groups and calls on policymakers to improve ...
Friday Fun: Urbanology by the BMW Guggenheim Lab
Friday Fun: Urbanology by the BMW Guggenheim Lab
The BMW Guggenheim Lab released an online urban planning game, “Urbanology,” as a platform to explore urban issues. Urbanology was developed by Local Projects, and the physical design was created by Zones Urbaines Sensibles. Each player assumes the role of a decision maker ...
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
  Holger Dalkmann was recently announced as the newest director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) An avid cyclist and a geographer by trade, Dalkmann assumes his role with a strong background in business development, research and policy in both ...
Accessorize with London's Fashionable New Oyster Card
Accessorize with London's Fashionable New Oyster Card
Knowing that your transit card is on your finger or around your wrist, you’ll never fumble to find your card again. Thanks to Benjamin Parton, who recently received a master’s degree in product design from the Royal College of Art, ...
Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles, according to anonymous sources interviewed for an article in the Jordan Times. The major transport project has received ...
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Road to Somewhere: ITDP and David Byrne on Tour for Bike Advocacy
Last month, the Institute for Transportation Policy and Development (ITDP) partnered with artist, musician and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to raise awareness for sustainable transport in Latin American cities. In an 18-day, nine-city tour, Byrne took the stage ...
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