Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
TheCityFix Picks, July 27: Safer U.S. Transit, Zimbabwe Traffic, London Rail Struggles
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Research Recap, July 23: Transit Funding, Urban GDP, Youth Driving Habits, U.K. Driver Fatalities
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Transit Funding The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a transit-oriented nonprofit that advocates for increased mobility in the ...
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board 2013 Annual Meeting
The call for papers deadline is looming  for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd annual conference in Washington, D.C., taking place from January 13-17, 2013. You can submit your paper at TRB’s paper collection site until August 1. Paper topics at TRB ...
Steering Indian Cities Towards Higher Fuel Quality Standards
Steering Indian Cities Towards Higher Fuel Quality Standards
While scaling up sustainable transportation solutions worldwide, it’s important that we still consider the reality of personal automobile demand. Tackling the lower-hanging fruit of vehicular emissions reductions in densely populated developing countries is critical for mitigating climate change and improving ...
Lessons in "Living" Cities from Santiago
Lessons in "Living" Cities from Santiago
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last week in Santiago, Chile, the Plaza Italia was once again crowded with bicyclists for the monthly cicletada. Local bicycling organizations and ...
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Guilt The National Geographic Society, publisher of National Geographic Magazine,  released its annual Greendex Survey, a ...
Call for Applications: Momentum for Change Initiative
Call for Applications: Momentum for Change Initiative
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) is accepting projects for its Momentum for Change Initiative through Friday, July, 13 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Projects that address climate change that deliver social and environmental benefits to the urban ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
TheCityFix Picks, July 6: Elevated Transjakarta BRT, Most Livable Cities, Extreme Weather at a Cost
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health ...
The Road to Independence Day
The Road to Independence Day
Today marks Independence Day, commonly known as Fourth of July, commemorating the United States’ independence from Great Britain. Millions of Americans will celebrate their national history by enjoying parks, fireworks and barbecues, and many of them will use cars to get ...
Research Recap, July 2: Bogota's Urban Density, Cape Town's Formalized Transit, Taiwan's Eco-Cities
Research Recap, July 2: Bogota's Urban Density, Cape Town's Formalized Transit, Taiwan's Eco-Cities
BRT Increases Density The Study Group for Urban and Regional Sustainability (SUR), part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia found that bus rapid transit (BRT) accounts for Bogota’s increased density. ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
TheCityFix Picks, June 29: Bike Helmets in Vancouver, BRT in Pakistan, Rio+20
Integrated Transport Lahore announced that its 32-kilometer bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be set to begin operations by September, emulating Istanbul’s Metrobus transit system, with a gift of 100 articulated buses from Istanbul Mayor Kadir Tobbaş. The San Francisco ...
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Rio de Janeiro Opens First Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org. As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid ...
Development Banks Announce "Game Changer" for Sustainable Transport at Rio+20
Development Banks Announce "Game Changer" for Sustainable Transport at Rio+20
This post was originally published on WRI.org. The world’s largest multi-lateral development banks — led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and others — committed to provide more than $175 billion over 10 years to support sustainable transport ...
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
Cycling for Sustainability: U.N. Bike Ride for Rio+20
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a U.N. Bike Ride this Friday in New York City. The ride was co-organized by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), the Dutch ...
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
Coastal Contentment with Improved Mobility in Vishakapatnam
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. With input from Prashanth Bachu. Vishakapatnam, a major port city on the southeast coast of India, recently introduced a successful “no motor vehicle” zone ...
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