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Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 billion from traffic congestion in 2013 : Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo must focus on improving sustainable transport options to reduce the harmful effects of traffic congestion....
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Jul 30
New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change : The newly released 2050 Global Calculator illustrates the potentially disastrous impacts of failing to act on climate change, and highlights sustainable transport as pivotal to containing global tempe...
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Jul 29
Nominate your city for the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award! : Nominations are now open for the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award, which will highlight one city’s leadership in sustainable urban mobility....
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Jul 28
In photos: Cable car system takes transport to new heights in Bolivia : Residents of the La Paz/El Alto Metropolitan area now have a new option for navigating the region’s mountainous geography....
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Jul 25
Friday Fun: Two cities’ bold plans to make cars obsolete : Helsinki’s “mobility on demand” system will integrate a variety of transport options and could make car ownership obsolete....
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Jul 24
Bridging the divide between vendors and local governments for more inclusive cities : Governments must create inclusive spaces for dialogue with street vendors and craft policy to support their livelihoods and economic mobility....
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Jul 23
People-oriented Cities: Mixed-use development creates social and economic benefits : Mixed-use development combined with pedestrianization on Mexico City’s Calle Madero promotes sustainable, prosperous communities....
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Jul 22
Customers protest new women-only cars on São Paulo metro system : To help increase safety for women on mass transport, cities in Latin America are requiring women-only passenger cars on metro systems....
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Jul 21
Congestion pricing can make Beijing a more equitable city : Congestion pricing has the potential to pave the way for more equitable mobility in China’s cities....
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Jul 18
Friday Fun: Cinema shows the power of sustainable transport : Cinema has the power to influence our perceptions on sustainable transport and confront us with tough questions about the future of urban development....
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Jul 17
What does a sociological approach to safe cities reveal?: Findings from a national workshop in India : In order to make cities safer and public spaces more inviting for all, EMBARQ India studied how women perceive – and how they are perceived in – India’s urban public spaces....
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Jul 16
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: New mapping algorithm poses problems and promise for cities : Technology is allowing city residents to interact with their surroundings in new ways, which can have both the benefit of advancing sustainable development and the drawback of reinforcing social divis...
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Jul 15
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals emphasize sustainable cities in latest draft : The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define important priorities for international development over the next 15 years, including the need for safe, sustainable, and inclusive cities...
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Jul 14
New BRT data shows cities’ increased commitment to sustainable transport : Bus rapid transit (BRT) is expanding worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America. Watch it grow on BRTdata.org....
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Jul 11
Friday Fun: Following the solar-grid road to sustainable mobility : Solar roadways have the potential to decrease carbon emissions and increase the potential of electric cars, all by harnessing the power of the sun....
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Jul 10
TheCityFix recognized as one of the top 20 websites for urban planners : TheCityFix is excited to be recognized as one of the Top 20 resources for urban planners for delivering top-notch analysis on sustainable urban development in the developing world, a role we will cont...
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Jul 10
Scaling up sustainability: ‘Raahgiri Day’ comes to New Delhi : Raahgiri Day, a day in which streets are closed to cars and open to pedestrians and cyclists is a time to celebrate community and human-centered mobility that is swiftly expanding throughout India....
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Jul 9
Turning the car around: Decreasing high-emission automobiles is the first step to a greener China : Increasing motorization in cities across China is threatening air quality and public health, causing many to ask what reforms can combat the country’s growing culture of car-dependency....
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Jul 8
How ‘zero’ became the biggest number in road safety : New York City leaders have begun implementing a Vision Zero policy in thecity, which has helped to create separated bike lanes and greater trafficspeed enforcement to decrease road fatalities....
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Jul 7
Study: São Paulo commuters lose one month per year sitting in traffic : São Paulo’s Rua da Consolação is often congested for hours each day, leading residents and city leaders to wonder if other transport modes such as bikes and mass transport can be used to cut down on t...
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