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This is What 100 Years of Building Bicycle Tracks Gets You: London has a Long Way to Go

August 19, 2014 by Mark K Ames

Biking in European Cities

In Copenhagen there are bikes of every shape and size, riders of every shape and size and people who are both very young and very old get around on two wheels. Why? It is the most simple and efficient way to get around, and it is subjectively safe enough for a majority of people to ride.[read more]

The Making of a Livable City: Inspiration for a Sustainable, Healthy Beijing

August 19, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Sustainable Beijing

Each year, 440,000 people move to Beijing in search of economic opportunity and better lives. Their rural to urban migration is a driver of economic growth, part of a larger plan to catalyze economic development through urbanization across China.[read more]


Claudia Adriazola on Advancing Sustainable Transport and Road Safety in Cities [WEBCAST]

August 18, 2014 by David Thorpe

Claudia Adriazola

Claudia Adriazola, the Health & Road Safety Program Director for EMBARQ, in this interview with David Thorpe, describes how she became involved with this work and her approach to persuading cities around the world to advance sustainable transport: through BRT, cycling, and planning.[read more]

People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities

August 18, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

People Oriented Cities

Developing countries like Mexico have experienced increased car ownership in recent years, as much as 23% annually since 1995. As these car-owners take more trips, there are more road fatalities, traffic congestion, longer commuting times, and air pollution. Despite the risks, most cities are decidedly car-centric.[read more]

Highest Cable Car in the World Unites La Paz, Bolivia

August 17, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Cable Cars in Bolivia


The slogans, the images, and the energy deployed by the communications team of the Bolivian Government tell of the symbolic importance of the emergence of the cable car, a strangely contemporary pop-up in the old Andean city of La Paz.[read more]


Climate Change Bailouts: Too Big to Fail?

August 16, 2014 by Peter Smith

Climate Change and Federal Money

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Congress moved quickly to appropriate emergency relief funds. But what happens when sea-level rise and extreme weather events begin to affect every community in the United States at more or less the exact same time?[read more]

Friday Fun: Delhi Announces Raahgiri at the Center of Week-Long Independence Day Celebrations

August 15, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Raahgiri Day in Dehli

Delhi’s government just announced a week of Independence Day celebrations culminating in a Raahgiri event at Chandni Chowk. Raahgiri Day first came to Delhi in July as a weekly event that closes city streets to cars to celebrate walking, biking, music-making and socializing.[read more]

The Uncomfortable Facts About Biking and Minorities

August 14, 2014 by Tazmine Loomans

Biking and Race

A lot of people will insist that there are no racial barriers to bicycling. This may technically be true. Everyone is technically welcome to bicycling. But why is it, according to the research of Eve Bratman and Adam Jadhav, that “in some places, the people who ride are mostly wealthy and white?”[read more]

Mexico City's New Mobility Law Shifts Focus Towards People, Not Cars

August 14, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Mexico City and Urban Mobility

Sustainable mobility is a key challenge for city leaders. Mexico City – the world’s fourth most populous city, with more than 20 million inhabitants in its metro area – is no different. The city must overcome a long history of urban sprawl in order to unlock economic opportunities and improve quality of life for residents.[read more]

Even with the Threat of More Monster Storms, Shorelines Can Be Public Spaces

August 14, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Shoreline Spaces and Design

At a lecture on resilient waterfront design at the Center for Architecture in New York, two projects that are now in the works show how public spaces can still be fostered and created on shorelines, even in the era where shorelines are constantly at the risk of the monster storm.[read more]

From the Director's Chair: Sustainable Urban Transport Solutions Worth Spreading

August 13, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Sustainable Urban Transport

Adopting sustainable urban transport solutions worldwide has enormous potential to create more inclusive, safe and prosperous cities. The need is urgent: an additional 350 million people will move into cities by 2030 and 670 million more light duty vehicles will be on the world’s roads by the same year.[read more]

Community Resilience on the Edge

August 13, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Communities and Comebacks

Is resilience ecological, economic, cultural, or social? For Red Hook and Hunts Point, two different communities in New York City with a lot to lose, the answer is all of the above, argued Barbara Wilks, FASLA, and Richard Roark, ASLA, at a talk at the Center for Architecture in New York City.[read more]