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Why the public voice matters in urban mobility planning: Lessons from Brazil : Cities like Florianópolis, Brazil (pictured) are helping make investments more responsive to residents’ needs through public engagement in urban mobility planning....
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Dec 19
Friday Fun: Write about your ideal city to win a trip to Masdar City : This rendering from Masdar City shows one version of an ideal city of the future. What does your city look like? Photo by Forgemind Archimedia/Flickr. What will your ideal city look like in 2030?...
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Dec 18
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Enrique Peñalosa leads Bogotá’s inclusive urban transformation : With a focus on sustainable urbanism and social justice, Enrique Peñalosa used a wide variety of people-oriented policies that helped transform Bogotá....
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Dec 17
189 cities and counting: Track the growth of bus rapid transit on the redesigned BRTdata.org! : The redesigned BRTdata.org platform shows the global rise in bus rapid transit and bus priority corridors, and allows users to compare bus systems across a wide range of metrics....
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Dec 16
The need to visualize public transit data for better bus systems in India : As Indian cities invest in information technology services, minimum standards should require the use of visualization tools to better utilize transport data and improve bus planning....
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Dec 15
Seven ways Belo Horizonte, Brazil inspires sustainable cities : From developing bus rapid transit to improving public spaces, Belo Horizonte, Brazil is working to become a sustainable city....
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Dec 12
Peru’s climate leaders awarded over $11 million for low-carbon urban transport : Peru recently received an $11 million grant from the NAMA facility that will help the country attract significant funding for its multi-billion dollar sustainable urban transport improvement plans....
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Dec 12
Increasing mode share of bus transport in Indian cities : EMBARQ India is releasing Bus Karo 2.0, which analyzes bus services in cities across India and will inform urban planners, designers, and bus operators in order to help increase bus mode share....
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Dec 11
Join TheCityFix team as a writer and editor! : TheCityFix, produced by the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, is now accepting applications for a full-time writer and blogger in its Washington, DC headquarters. Are you up for the challenge?...
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Dec 10
Three promising pathways to finance sustainable cities : Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally App...
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Dec 9
Five new resources for more sustainable Brazilian cities : Five new publications from EMBARQ Brasil will help foster people-oriented cities with high quality public transport systems....
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Dec 8
Hundreds of cities poised to replicate Rio’s approach to measuring and reducing emissions : Rio de Janeiro is using the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) – the first internationally accepted standard for measuring city-level emissions – to inform...
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Dec 5
Friday Fun: These maps help to visualize the world’s urban growth : Want to see what the world will look like in 40 years? These maps will help you comprehend the urban growth that is transforming countries worldwide....
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Dec 4
Unlocking low-carbon growth through energy efficient cities : A growing coalition of cities, NGOs, and private companies are advancing building efficiency efforts that save money and greenhouse gas emissions....
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Dec 4
Calling young innovators: Apply for the 2015 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship! : The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency is awarded annually to up to two extraordinary candidates to honor the legacy of Dr. Leon J....
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Dec 3
Three climate adaptation lessons from Brazil’s cities : As the impacts of climate change intensify, cities can learn from best practices to become more resilient to climate impacts....
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Dec 3
Low-carbon urban transport boosts social and economic development : As national leaders prepare plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions at COP20, they can look to sustainable transport for win-win solutions that curb emissions while generating jobs, boosting economic g...
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Dec 2
In photos: Mumbai celebrates four weeks of Equal Streets : Now in its fourth week, Mumbai’s Equal Streets movement has given citizens the opportunity to reclaim their streets as public spaces for people....
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Dec 1
Open for applications: Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning course : Applications are open for the Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning course, a hands-on training for national, provincial, and city-level decision makers on key policy issues in urban transport...
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Nov 28
Friday Fun: Innovative gift ideas for urban cyclists : Have a biker on your gift list? These products can make urban cycling even more fun. Photo by Luis Hidalgo/Flickr. Happy Thanksgiving TheCityFix readers!...
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Nov 26
Cities can lead the way as drivers of better growth and a better climate : New studies show that economic growth and climate action can go hand in hand through sustainable urban development strategies....
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Nov 25
Planning for a livable urban future: The second annual Livable Cities Symposium : The second annual Livable Cities Symposium highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to define urban livability and outline best practices for bikeable, walkable cities with high q...
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