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Exploring Sustainable Solutions to Problems of Urban Mobility

Nov 21
Friday Fun: Two genius bike-parking ideas give cyclists a care-free commute : One of the best ways for cities to promote cycling might have nothing to do with biking itself....
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Nov 20
China’s clean air challenge: The health impacts of transport emissions : Sustainable transport plays an important role in helping Chinese cities address their debilitating air pollution....
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Nov 19
Enhancing livability in Turkey and in cities worldwide : EMBARQ Turkey’s Livable Cities Symposium will highlight the importance of bikeability and walkability in creating livable cities for all. Join the discussion online using #LivableCities....
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Nov 18
Growing motorcycle use creates a global safety challenge : As motorcycle fleets grow in cities worldwide, governments must prioritize improving street design and alternative mobility options to slow the rise in motorcycle fatalities....
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Nov 18
Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity: Announcing Transforming Transportation 2015 : Transforming Transportation 2015, co-organized by EMBARQ and the World Bank, will explore how smart cities can boost inclusive economic growth and quality of life as part of the global development age...
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Nov 17
Five reasons to be optimistic about sustainable urban mobility : Rapid urbanization creates a number challenges for city leaders, but the growing use of sustainable urban mobility solutions provides reasons for optimism in cities worldwide....
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Nov 14
Friday Fun: The bus that goes where you go : Do you ever wish bus routes better fit where you actually want to go? New startups are changing the way routes are designed, and they could be launching a revolution in ‘smart’ bus transport....
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Nov 13
Brasília, Brazil now lets women choose where to get off the bus at night : In Brasília, a new safety law lets women get off buses in places other than traditional bus stops after 10pm....
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Nov 12
Open data benefits cities and citizens: A Q&A with Jyot Chadha : EMBARQ India’s Data Visualization Challenge opens important data sets to the public, empowering citizens to change Indian cities’ understanding of urban transport....
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Nov 11
Urbanism Hall of Fame: Pasqual Maragall uses the Olympics to transform Barcelona into a global city : Barcelona’s transformation under Pasqual Maragall provides one of the best examples of using major events as a catalyst for long term urban improvement....
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Nov 10
100 smart cities in India: Governing for human impact : India’s new ‘smart’ cities should not be evaluated by their use of technology, rather by their ability to solve the country’s persistent urban challenges....
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Nov 7
Friday Fun: Urban gardening builds strong, cohesive communities : Urban gardens, like the one pictured above in Kibera, Nairobi, allow residents to come together for healthier, happier communities....
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Nov 6
Mumbai is ready For “Equal Streets – A Citizens’ Movement” : Car ownership is on the rise in Indian cities, but Mumbai’s new Equal Streets movement will help people take back the streets every Sunday while encouraging community interaction and active lifestyles...
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Nov 5
Call for submissions: Pitch your ideas for smarter mobility and urban development : Transforming Transportation 2015 is inviting YOU to become a presenter. Share your big ideas for sustainable mobility and urban development in smart cities....
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Nov 4
Three maps help explain São Paulo, Brazil’s water crisis : São Paulo is experiencing a drought so extreme that the city could run out of water, and it is only one of many populous Brazilian cities that face significant risk for drought in future years....
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Nov 3
A “new normal” for sustainable transport in Chinese cities : With the right government leadership, the new normal for sustainable transport in Chinese cities will include more transit-oriented development, shared mobility services, and transport innovations fro...
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Oct 31
Friday Fun: Dancing zebras for safer streets : This zebra directing traffic is not a joke. It is one of hundreds of city employees saving lives while making streets in La Paz, Bolivia friendlier for pedestrians....
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Oct 30
What if there was no need for cars in the world’s biggest cities? : Helsinki, Finland announced ambitious plans to eliminate the need for cars by 2025, making it an ideal site to explore the range of possibilities for the future of sustainable urban mobility....
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Oct 29
The role of private developers in sustainable mobility : Gated communities are on the rise on Bangalore’s periphery....
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Oct 28
Safer cities for the Asian Century : Despite daunting challenges, rapidly urbanizing Asian cities have a range of options to improve road safety and save lives....
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Oct 27
How cities can provide universally accessible mobility services: A Q&A with Tom Rickert : Though progress has been made, cities worldwide must continue to implement universal design solutions that make transport services accessible for disabled persons....
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