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Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

Sep 16
Can auto-rickshaw fare reform in Chennai lead users to choose sustainable transport? : Rickshaw fare regulation has caused some users to shift their mode of transport from private vehicles to auto-rickshaws in Chennai, though further reforms are necessary to address drivers’ concerns....
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Sep 15
The UN Climate Summit: What’s in it for Cities? : Cities contribute 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2% of land use....
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Sep 12
Friday Fun: The futuristic, sustainable cities inspired by arcology : Incredibly efficient city designs inspired by arcology could scale up mixed-use development and sustainable mobility while minimizing environmental impacts....
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Sep 11
Five reasons to watch NYC’s climate summit : The upcoming UN Climate Summit will be an important forum for country and cities leaders to commit to sustainable urban development strategies....
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Sep 10
What does the future of sustainable transport look like in Lagos? : Lagos struggles with congestion and insufficient mass transit, but a recent focus on sustainable transport can improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions....
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Sep 9
New study reveals potential solutions to social demand for transport in Brazilian cities : In response to complaints regarding price, quality of service, and transparency, the Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators (NTU) helped uncover the keys to improved bus service in Braz...
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Sep 8
By the numbers: Sustainable mobility improves health and road safety : By supporting active transport, planners can limit road crashes and help people to incorporate healthy physical activity into their commute....
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Sep 5
Friday Fun: Watch urban growth unfold in these amazing visualizations from cities worldwide : Rapid urbanization has led to sprawl in cities worldwide, reshaping urban geographies and challenging city governments to plan for growing populations....
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Sep 4
Understanding how intersection and signal design impact pedestrian behavior : New research from EMBARQ can improve planners’ understanding of how to design safer intersections for pedestrians....
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Sep 3
Opinion: Mexico’s disabled population deserves mobility and accessibility : Citizens and planners should respect the mobility of handicapped persons by ensuring that infrastructure is accessible to all....
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Sep 3
Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators seminar examines response to rising social demand for urban transport : Cities across Brazil are sharing best practices and improving public transport in recognition of citizens’ demand for sustainable mobility....
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Sep 2
Upgrading informal settlements in an urbanizing world : As cities rapidly urbanize, governments worldwide face the challenge of improving living conditions for the most vulnerable urban populations....
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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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