Posts tagged with 'water'
Istanbul, Turkey, like many cities in Europe and Asia are turning towards water transport to combat congestion in growing urban areas. Photo by Axeltriple/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Three cities explore water-based transport to improve urban mobility
Rapidly developing cities worldwide, while diverse, have a number of factors in common. Issues that seem nearly universal are congestion and enormous traffic jams, which have, in some extreme cases, stretched the typical commute into a weeklong sojourn. While cities ...
A billboard in Lima draws water out of the air
Friday Fun: Reimagining, repurposing, and reprogramming the city
An old billboard in Peru now draws water out of the air, purifying it into drinking water. Photo by UTEC. Next Tuesday, the Boston Society of Architects will team with curator/designer Scott Burnham to launch “Reprogramming the City: Opportunities in ...
Photo by Christian Haugen
Friday Fun: The 5 best nautical commutes for World Water Day 2013
Happy World Water Day 2013! In the inconceivable event you were caught unawares for the past twenty years, in 1993 the UN General Assembly designated March 22nd as an annual day to raise international awareness of water conservation issues and ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
TheCityFix Picks, February 10: Mexican Superhighway, Helmet Legislation, Public Transit Apps
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 ...
Research Recap, December 5: African Green City Index, Peak Pedestrian Risk, Running Red Lights
Research Recap, December 5: African Green City Index, Peak Pedestrian Risk, Running Red Lights
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. African Green City Index The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released the African Green City Index, examining ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
CACS Highlights: Winner of Sustainable Transport and Air Quality
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through ...
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, ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
TheCityFix Picks, June 24: German Sustainability, Charging Polluters, Traffic Crash Transparency
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, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Research Recap, April 25: Water Shortages, Pedestrian Safety, Electric Vehicles and Air Quality
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Water Shortages One billion city dwellers will suffer from water shortages in 2050, predicts a scientist ...
World Water Day 2011: Urbanization, Water and Climate Change
World Water Day 2011: Urbanization, Water and Climate Change
The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day to highlight challenges of protecting the world’s water. Since 1993, World Water Day has been a time dedicated to drawing international attention to and discussing the affects of rapid ...
Turning Sewers into Sidewalks in Delhi
Turning Sewers into Sidewalks in Delhi
In Delhi, urban planner and architect Manit Rastogi has a plan to transform the city’s 350 kilometers of storm water drains – or nullahs – into a network of “landscaped passages for New Delhi’s pedestrians, cyclists and solar-powered rickshaws,” as ...
New York City's Underappreciated Waterways
New York City's Underappreciated Waterways
“NYC: Inside Out,” subtitled quite simply, “Transportation”, aired on the Discovery Channel last Thursday, September 17th. The short, hour long documentary explores the complexity of the transportation systems that sustain the city I visited for the first time the week ...
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