Posts tagged with 'transportation'
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Risoe Centre released a report on the technologies that can help mitigate climate change in the transport sector. The report, written in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, is part of the Risoe Centre’s Technology ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
IDB to Invest $6 Billion in World Cup Host Cities
IDB to Invest $6 Billion in World Cup Host Cities
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese onTheCityFix Brasil on July 1, 2011. Brazil recently announced a financial partnership with Japan that involves a contract of up to $3 billion to be invested ...
Honk for Saudi Women: Taking a Stand for Personal Mobility
Honk for Saudi Women: Taking a Stand for Personal Mobility
Today, women in Saudi Arabia are driving their cars in protest of a religious ruling that bans female drivers from being behind the wheel. The campaign, “Women2Drive,” gained attention when Manal al-Sherif—a key figure of the campaign—was arrested upon uploading ...
Upcoming Event: Cities for Mobility
Upcoming Event: Cities for Mobility
The 5th Cities for Mobility Congress will take place in Stuttgart, Germany this year.  The event will focus on the relationship between mobility policies in cities and urban planning under the title, “Urban Mobility and the Social Space Challenge.” The ...
C40 Sao Paulo Summit: A Global Partnership to Restore Healthy Cities
C40 Sao Paulo Summit: A Global Partnership to Restore Healthy Cities
Today marks the first day of the C40 Sao Paulo Summit, an event that brings together Mayors from leading cities around the world in a partnership to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency. Organized by C40 (Climate Leadership Group), ...
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
China Institutes New Car Policies, But Are They Enough?
One present Santa may have brought a lot of Chinese families this year: a small car.  On Tuesday, the Chinese government announced a 10 percent sales tax on small cars effective January 1, sending many who had planned to purchase ...
Special Correspondent: The Strategy Behind Banning Motorbikes in Calabar, Nigeria
Special Correspondent: The Strategy Behind Banning Motorbikes in Calabar, Nigeria
In November 2009, the Cross River State government banned the use of commercial motorcycles, or okadas, in Calabar, a city of 300,000 people, located in southeastern Nigeria.  Gab Okulaja, Special Advisor to the Governor of Cross River State and head ...
Special Correspondent: IBM Works to Enhance Public Transport in Nigeria
Special Correspondent: IBM Works to Enhance Public Transport in Nigeria
It’s 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and I am sitting shirtless at a hotel in southeastern Nigeria.  I am not at the office because electricity from the grid was no longer and there was no diesel for the generator.  My ...
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
Tracking Transportation Funds
Tracking Transportation Funds
The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has raised hopes but also concerns about its potential effects on sustainable transportation. Will enough funds be allocated to transportation and energy projects? And will it ...
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure...and Making the Case for the Electric Car
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure…and Making the Case for the Electric Car
“It’s a challenge to make infrastructure, as a topic, sexy, but i know these people can do it,” said this morning’s plenary session moderator Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for NewsHour. The stimulating conversation (Suarez says he couldn’t get the scheduled ...
TheCityFix and EMBARQ at the Clinton Global Initiative
TheCityFix and EMBARQ at the Clinton Global Initiative
TheCityFix Managing Editor Erica Schlaikjer will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative this week to blog about issues related to sustainable transportation, climate and energy, and cities.
Purple Line BRT vs. LRT, Round 2
Today’s post on BRT for the Purple Line seems to have sparked a flurry of anger on Twitter. We’ve got: theoverheadwireAbsolutely not. Trojan toll road RT @TheCityFix: Should Purple Line be BRT? Yes, if done correctly.https://bit.ly/aFpCL theoverheadwire@TheCityFix Not to mention ...
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
Sarah Kuck from WorldChanging interviews EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete for a feature story about the future of American transportation systems: What does transportation look like now in most U.S. cities? And where can we go from here? What do you ...
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