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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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Jul 3
To Maracanã and beyond: World Cup brings sustainable transport benefits to Brazil : Although Brazil has taken criticism for World Cup infrastructure investments, examples like Belo Horizonte’s MOVE bus rapid transit (BRT) system show how a project can serve visitors and also provide...
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Jul 2
Last chance for cities, states and enterprises in New Mobility to apply for the Global MobiPrize : Shanghai’s skyline is a symbol to all entrepreneurs of the potential new information technologies, shared service models, and good ideas have to make positive change to cities’ development....
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Jul 1
The difference between data and wisdom: Smart cities have a lot to learn : While cities like São Paulo, Brazil, are expanding the technology available to city leaders, good governance remains pivotal to creating a truly ‘smart’ city....
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Jun 30
Beyond Move in Mexico City: Integrating sustainable mobility into the everyday : Mexico City’s car-free Sundays have created a culture of sustainable mobility that has spread well beyond the weekend....
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Jun 27
Friday Fun: Urban development in Iceland? Check with the elves first : The people of Iceland balance their respect for historical heritage and folklore with their need to grow, developing projects that preserve important cultural places....
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Jun 26
Public transport and the informal sector: Competing visions of Bogotá’s future : The people in Bogota’s informal sector and the city government have clashing visions of how informal commerce should play out on public transport and in public spaces....
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Jun 25
People-oriented Cities: Designing walkable, bikeable neighborhoods : Mexico City has created urban streetscapes around its Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system that support safe bicycling and walking, connecting urban residents to mass transport....
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