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What Will it Take to Create Smart Cities in India?

With the right priorities and development strategies, India’s smart cities initiative has the potential to make cities more sustainable, inclusive, and safe. Photo by rebel/Flickr.In June 2014, the Government of India announced its ambitious plan to...

Posted January 19, 2015    

Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro Announced Co-Winners of the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award

The Brazilian cities of Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo were honored with the 2015 Sustainable Transport Award, recognizing profound vision and leadership in sustainable urban mobility.The winners of the 2015 Sustainable Transport...

Posted January 18, 2015    

How Cities can Save Lives: Build Safer Bus Systems

Bus priority systems have a track record of social and environmental benefits for cities. Now, research shows that bus priority systems – when accompanied with key road design features – can save lives in cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil....

Posted January 17, 2015    

Paint Can Do More to Transform Your City Than You Think

Tirana, Albania painted buildings throughout the city with bright designs to increase residents’ sense of belonging and hope for the city’s future. Photo by Joonas Lyytinen.As Mayor of Tirana, Albania, Edi Rama had an unconventional strategy to make...

Posted January 16, 2015    

Want Healthy, Thriving Cities? Tackle Traffic Safety First

As vehicle ownership grows in cities worldwide, it becomes increasingly important for cities to implement well-designed bus systems that improve road safety for all users. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ.Every year, more than 1.2 million people die in...

Posted January 15, 2015    

The Rise of Technology-Enabled Taxis in Indian Cities: A Q&A with OLA's Arvind Singhatiya

Technology-enabled taxis are helping fill a mobility service vacuum in Indian cities. Photo by Chrisbirds.com/Flickr.New mobile technologies are helping transform mobility services in cities worldwide, including across India. EMBARQ India...

Posted January 14, 2015    

Cities Fighting Black Carbon to Achieve Public Health and Climate Benefits

A type of fine particulate matter, black carbon causes millions of premature deaths in cities worldwide and is considered the second most important human emission contributing to climate change. Photo by Eduardo M.C./Flickr.Black carbon – a short-...

Posted January 13, 2015    

'We Have to Get Urbanization Right': A Q&A with Felipe Calderón on Cities in the New Climate Economy

As cities urbanize worldwide, they must focus on connected, compact, and coordinated development to grow their economies and tackle climate change. Photo by Scutter/Flickr.2015 is a year of utmost importance for the global sustainable development...

Posted January 12, 2015    

Madrid Rolling Out Plan to Ban Cars in City Center

In another sign of the growing momentum for open streets worldwide, Madrid is banning cars from its city center as part of a larger plan to advance sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Cassie/Flickr.As we recently discussed on TheCityFix, momentum...

Posted January 8, 2015    

Innovating for Smart, Sustainable Cities: A Q&A on Urban Mobility with Zipcar Founder Robin Chase

The shared mobility economy is on the rise. Zipcar founder Robin Chase sat down with TheCityFix to discuss how current trends and innovations are transforming transportation. Photo by Hugger Industries/Flickr.2015 is a year of utmost importance for...

Posted January 6, 2015    

New Gear at the Upcoming Consumer Electronics Show will make Urban Biking Safer

How can cities ensure that cyclists and motorists safely share streets? A new technology-enabled bike helmet may be part of the solution. Photo by Ciclista/Flickr.Is biking more on your list of resolutions for 2015? If so, you have probably...

Posted January 4, 2015    

TheCityFix's Year in Review: Top Ten Sustainable Cities Stories of 2014

TheCityFix wishes you a happy and healthy 2015! If you missed them, here are our top ten most-read stories of 2014. Photo via Equal Streets/Facebook.As you know if you’ve followed the previous installments in TheCityFix’s Year in Review series, we’...

Posted January 2, 2015