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Urbanism Hall of Fame: Enrique Peñalosa Leads Bogotá's Inclusive Urban Transformation

With a focus on sustainable urbanism and social justice, Enrique Peñalosa used a wide variety of people-oriented policies that helped transform Bogotá. Photo by Colin Hughes/Flickr.This is an entry in the Urbanism Hall of Fame series. This...

Posted December 22, 2014    

Peru's Climate Leaders Awarded over $11 Million for Low-Carbon Urban Transport

Peru recently received an $11 million grant from the NAMA facility that will help the country attract significant funding for its multi-billion dollar sustainable urban transport improvement plans. Photo by Anton Muhajir/Flickr.Peru was recently...

Posted December 19, 2014    

The Need to Visualize Public Transit Data for Better Bus Systems in India

As Indian cities invest in information technology services, minimum standards should require the use of visualization tools to better utilize transport data and improve bus planning. Photo by EMBARQ.Over the past decade, many transit agencies in...

Posted December 18, 2014    

Seven Ways Belo Horizonte, Brazil Inspires Sustainable Cities

From developing bus rapid transit to improving public spaces, Belo Horizonte, Brazil is working to become a sustainable city. Photo by Eduardo Beltrame.Belo Horizonte, Brazil is a city of remarkable cuisine, green spaces, and architecture. The...

Posted December 17, 2014    

Increasing Mode Share of Bus Transport in Indian Cities

EMBARQ India is releasing Bus Karo 2.0, which analyzes bus services in cities across India and will inform urban planners, designers, and bus operators in order to help increase bus mode share. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.Like many cities around...

Posted December 16, 2014    

Three Promising Strategies for Financing Sustainable Cities

Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initiatives like the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or climate-themed...

Posted December 15, 2014    

These Maps Help to Visualize the World's Urban Growth

Want to see what the world will look like in 40 years? These maps will help you comprehend the urban growth that is transforming countries worldwide. Photo by Charlie Ma/Flickr.We are living in the midst of the urban century. Though it is common...

Posted December 12, 2014    

Five New Resources for More Sustainable Brazilian Cities

Five new publications from EMBARQ Brasil will help foster people-oriented cities with high quality public transport systems. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.In some Brazilian cities, poorly managed urban development has led to “3D” urban form –...

Posted December 11, 2014    

Hundreds of Cities Poised to Replicate Rio's Approach to Measuring and Reducing Emissions

Rio de Janeiro is using the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories (GPC) – the first internationally accepted standard for measuring city-level emissions – to inform actions on climate change. Photo by Gerben van...

Posted December 10, 2014    

Three Climate Adaptation Lessons from Brazil's Cities

As the impacts of climate change intensify, cities can learn from best practices to become more resilient to climate impacts. Photo by Fede Cabrera/Flickr.Brazil’s cities, home to 85% of the country’s population, are already feeling the effects of...

Posted December 9, 2014    

Unlocking Low-Carbon Growth Through Energy Efficient Cities

A growing coalition of cities, NGOs, and private companies are advancing building efficiency efforts that save money and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by Omar Barcena/Flickr.Urbanization is reshaping the economy, energy systems, and climate of our...

Posted December 8, 2014    

Innovative Gift Ideas for Urban Cyclists

Have a biker on your gift list? These products can make urban cycling even more fun. Photo by Luis Hidalgo/Flickr.Happy Thanksgiving TheCityFix readers! For many of you, it is time to begin the search for the perfect gift for your friends and family...

Posted December 7, 2014