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The UN Climate Summit: What’s in it for Cities?

Cities contribute 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2% of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.City leaders...

Posted September 17, 2014    

What Does the Future of Sustainable Transport Look Like in Lagos?

Lagos struggles with congestion and insufficient mass transit, but a recent focus on sustainable transport can improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by G@tto Giallo/Flickr.Lagos – the largest city and commercial capital of...

Posted September 16, 2014    

New Study Reveals Potential Solutions to Social Demand for Transport in Brazilian Cities

In response to complaints regarding price, quality of service, and transparency, the Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators (NTU) helped uncover the keys to improved bus service in Brazilian cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil....

Posted September 15, 2014    

By the Numbers: Sustainable Mobility Improves Health and Road Safety

By supporting active transport, planners can limit road crashes and help people to incorporate healthy physical activity into their commute. Photo by Shreyans Bhansali/Flickr.Claudia Adriazola, Health and Road Safety Director for EMBARQ – producer...

Posted September 13, 2014    

Understanding how Intersection and Signal Design Impact Pedestrian Behavior

New research from EMBARQ can improve planners’ understanding of how to design safer intersections for pedestrians. Photo by Nicolae Duduta/EMBARQ.Pedestrians hit by vehicles when crossing on red are 56% more likely to be severely injured than those...

Posted September 11, 2014    

Mexico's Disabled Population Deserves Mobility and Accessibility

Citizens and planners should respect the mobility of handicapped persons by ensuring that infrastructure is accessible to all. Photo by Eneas De Troya/Flickr.Every morning for the last six months I have observed the same man parking his car in the...

Posted September 10, 2014    

Watch Urban Growth Unfold in these Amazing Visualizations from Cities Worldwide

Rapid urbanization has led to sprawl in cities worldwide, reshaping urban geographies and challenging city governments to plan for growing populations. Photo by Omar Bárcena/Flickr.The NYU Stern Urbanization Project has created a number of...

Posted September 9, 2014    

Recognizing the role of Gender in the Informal Urban Economy

Governments can improve the livelihoods of female street vendors by creating safe public spaces and supporting member-based groups of informal workers. Photo by Jeff DeMaria/Flickr.The informal economy is often referred to as the “shadow economy,” a...

Posted September 8, 2014    

You Too can Build a Sustainable City through Crowdfunding

Do you want a say in infrastructure projects in your city? Crowdfunding can allow citizens to turn creative, sustainable projects into reality. Photo by David Berkowitz/Flickr.Here at TheCityFix, we love exploring the latest, most breathtaking...

Posted September 5, 2014    

Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators Seminar Examines Response to Rising Social Demand for Urban Transport

Cities across Brazil are sharing best practices and improving public transport in recognition of citizens’ demand for sustainable mobility. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.Conducted by the Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators (...

Posted September 4, 2014    

Upgrading Informal Settlements in an Urbanizing World

As cities rapidly urbanize, governments worldwide face the challenge of improving living conditions for the most vulnerable urban populations. Photo by Akshay Mahajan/Flickr.How can we ensure that all urban inhabitants have the necessary rights and...

Posted September 3, 2014    

Who Are Our Streets For?: A Q&A with 2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen

2014 Lee Schipper Scholar Madeline Brozen will research how to better evaluate street performance, challenging the conventional Level of Service (LOS) method. Her conclusions will help cities develop better infrastructure for walking and bicycling....

Posted August 31, 2014