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Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

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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Sep 23
Building the city of the future through smart, connected urban transport : Cities worldwide can use smart technologies to integrate transport systems, minimize costs and improve user experience....
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Sep 22
In photos: Bolivia’s day of the pedestrian and cyclist : Bolivia’s fourth annual Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist banned cars from all roads, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and giving pedestrians space for a variety of activities....
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Sep 19
Friday Fun: A dancing traffic signal creates pedestrian-friendly streets in Lisbon : A new way to encourage pedestrians not to cross in the face of oncoming traffic: entertain them....
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Sep 18
Transport sector climate action key to close the world’s emissions gap : Transport accounts for 22% of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in low-carbon transport alternatives, cities can curb emissions while also supporting economic prosperity....
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Sep 18
Citizens worldwide calling for bold action on climate change at People’s Climate March : The People’s Climate March – expected to be the largest climate march in history – will bring together a diverse coalition of citizens worldwide to urge leaders to make strong commitments to curb clim...
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Sep 17
What India’s new road safety bill means for cities and citizens : India’s ambitious new road safety bill, currently open for public comment, is expected to save lives, grow the country’s economy, and create one million new jobs....
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Sep 17
How cities can save trillions, curb climate change, and improve public health : Urbanization is a driver of both economic growth and global climate change....
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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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