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Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

Aug 29
Friday Fun: You, too, can build a sustainable city through crowdfunding : Do you want a say in infrastructure projects in your city? Crowdfunding can allow citizens to turn creative, sustainable projects into reality....
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Aug 28
Recognizing the role of gender in the informal urban economy : Governments can improve the livelihoods of female street vendors by creating safe public spaces and supporting member-based groups of informal workers....
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Aug 27
Sustainable development and integrated planning mark Europe’s new green capital : Ljubljana recently won the 2016 European Green Capital Award based on its comprehensive approach to sustainable development, which has transformed urban life in the past decade while minimizing the ci...
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Aug 26
Medellín Metrocable improves mobility for residents of informal settlements : Medellín’s Metrocable is the centerpiece of an inclusive urban upgrading strategy that has improved mobility and economic opportunity, while reducing violence in disadvantaged areas....
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Aug 25
São Paulo wins 2014 City/State MobiPrize by empowering citizens and fostering innovation : São Paulo has improved sustainable mobility through new bike and bus lanes, a revised master plan, and an innovative approach to support developers creating mobility solutions....
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Aug 22
Friday Fun: Cycling innovations make bikeable cities worldwide : Do you enjoy your commute? Innovative bike infrastructure can make cycling a fast, fun transport option....
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Aug 21
Car-sharing grows in China as an alternative to vehicle ownership : Car-sharing is beginning to take hold in Chinese cities, and can help reduce car ownership, congestion, and air pollution....
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Aug 20
What does public and private sector investment in transport look like? : Both public and private sector investments play an important role in supporting sustainable urban mobility and minimizing the costs of private automobile use....
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Aug 19
Building for BRT: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Erik Vergel-Tovar : Erik Vergel-Tovar is a recipient of the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship....
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Aug 19
Who are our streets for?: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen : 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen will research how to better evaluate street performance, challenging the conventional Level of Service (LOS) method....
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Aug 18
The making of a livable city: Inspiration for a sustainable, healthy Beijing : By prioritizing sustainable transport solutions, Beijing can shift away from car culture and improve quality of life for its rapidly growing population....
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Aug 15
Friday Fun: Can personal rapid transit replace 90% of cars on the road? : Personal rapid transit is a developing form of sustainable transport that could significantly alter urban mobility....
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Aug 14
Making space for street vendors: Towards equitable urban development : Cities can dramatically improve street vendors’ livelihoods by providing sufficient space and infrastructure for vending....
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Aug 13
People-oriented Cities: Smarter driving, smarter cities : Transport demand management strategies help wane commuters off the private car and make sustainable transport alternatives more viable, easing congestion and improving quality of life in cities....
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Aug 12
Are streetcars worth the investment? : Streetcars are one of multiple public transport options for cities to consider when investing in sustainable urban mobility....
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Aug 11
Mexico City’s new mobility law shifts focus towards people, not cars : Mexico City’s new mobility law prioritizes alternatives to car transport. Photo by karmacamilleeon/Flickr. Sustainable mobility is a key challenge for city leaders....
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Aug 8
Friday Fun: Delhi’s government announces Raahgiri at the center of week-long Independence Day celebrations : Raahgiri is promoting sustainable, active transport in India’s capital....
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Aug 7
São Paulo’s new master plan prioritizes sustainable urban development : São Paulo’s new master plan focuses on people, not cars....
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Aug 6
From the director’s chair: Sustainable urban transport solutions worth spreading : The BIG bus network in Bangalore is an example of an integrated transport solution that offers better accessibility through connectivity between transport modes and networks....
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