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Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

Oct 21
Transit and residential neighborhoods: Questioning the affordability of residential neighborhoods around Metro Rail stations, a Delhi case study : Delhi faces the challenge of ensuring that neighborhoods have access to quality public transport without compromising housing affordability....
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Oct 20
Speeding in paradise: Contradictions abound at Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront : Pedestrians face daily risk at Avenida Vieira Souto in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking....
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Oct 17
Friday Fun: Uphill cycling a breeze thanks to this city’s bike escalator : Would you be more likely to bike if the hills in your city had bike escalators? Photo by Miljøpakken/Flickr. Do steep hills prevent you from biking? They don’t have to....
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Oct 16
“Have I told you lately that I love you?” Perspectives on reinventing our cities from X Congreso : Over three days, participants at the tenth annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”) explored what it will take to reinvent cities for better quality of life....
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Oct 15
Using smartphones to improve Nairobi’s informal transport sector : Traffic congestion presents a number of urgent problems in Nairobi, but smartphones and other technologies have the potential to greatly improve transport services and provide a range of benefits for...
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Oct 14
Opinion: Ridesharing could revolutionize urban transport in India : As companies such as Uber expand, ridesharing may become an important means of sustainable transport in India and in lower- and middle-income cities worldwide....
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Oct 13
Reinventing cities for better quality of life: Live from Mexico City : This week, TheCityFix is live from Mexico City for the tenth International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”)....
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Oct 10
Friday Fun: Is the future for London’s cyclists on the river, the street, or both? : Would you be happier commuting on a bike path floating on London’s River Thames?...
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Oct 9
As India plans for megacities, is it forgetting growing small towns? A case for rightsize planning : Indian cities should undertake planning processes that are appropriate for their particular size and needs....
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Oct 8
In photos: Bhopal becomes India’s fifth city to join the car-free Raahgiri movement : The Raahgiri movement is bringing car-free Sundays to cities across India, spreading the principles of sustainable, active transport....
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Oct 7
Seven ways to encourage sustainable commuting in your workplace : Employers play an important role in creating the incentives and infrastructure to encourage employees to use sustainable transport....
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Oct 6
How technology can transform urban mobility: A Q&A with São Paulo’s Ciro Biderman : São Paulo’s MobiLab shows how cities can empower citizens to create mobility solutions through opening data and supporting innovation....
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Oct 3
Friday Fun: Engaging Istanbul’s youth for a more sustainable city : Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sofia was one of numerous historic landmarks featured in this year’s Culture Hunt, designed to get teens exploring the streets of their city....
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Oct 2
As cities grow, so should their energy efficiency : Improving building efficiency presents a major opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions while saving money and improving quality of life....
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Oct 1
Six things to know about sustainable transport in Istanbul : Istanbul’s world class BRT, pedestrianized spaces, and strong demand for improved cycling infrastructure highlight the rise of sustainable transport in the city....
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Sep 30
With Compact of Mayors, cities lead on tackling climate change at U.N. Summit : Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financi...
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Sep 29
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system : Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue....
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Sep 26
Friday Fun: Gaming for more sustainable cities : Do you think gaming is a waste of time? You may be surprised to learn that some games can teach us about urban design and help solve real world problems....
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Sep 25
Real progress on sustainable cities and transport unveiled at U.N. Climate Summit : Cities played a key role scaling up climate change solutions and building momentum for climate action at Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit. Photo by Juliana Swenson/Flickr. Tuesday’s U.N....
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Sep 24
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Ken Livingstone makes congestion pricing and transit integration work in a megacity : London’s congestion charge and Oyster card system – two key achievements of former Mayor Ken Livingstone – have helped lead a modal shift from car usage to public and active transport....
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