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Peninsulas and Public Spaces: The Pedestrianization of Istanbul

The pedestrianization project in the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, Turkey, has created vibrant thoroughfares that has allowed the city to compromise between preserving culture and meeting the mobility needs of its growing populace. Photo by Gulsen...

Posted June 18, 2014    

Pitfalls and Potential: Climate Change Vulnerability in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Buriganga River in the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka provides transport for the city—yet reminds Dhaka’s residents of the need to build resilience into the city as sea levels continue to escalate around the world as global temperatures...

Posted June 16, 2014    

Japan's Shotengais Show Connectivity and Community are Key to Commercial Success

Japan’s shotengais – partly enclosed markets – succeed both because of their proximity to transport and the unique, tightly knit communities they foster. Photo by Michael Vito/Flickr.Even as malls are declining as social spaces in the United States...

Posted June 13, 2014    

People-Oriented Cities: Three Keys to Quality Public Transport

Quality, user-friendly public transport systems provide a viable alternative to the private car and help build livable, accessible cities. Photo by Alejandro Luna/EMBARQ Mexico.The “People-oriented Cities” series – exclusive to TheCityFix and...

Posted June 12, 2014    

Planning for Climate Change and the Urban Future

New York City, like many cities around the globe, is reshaping the design of its waterfront to be increasingly resilient to rising sea levels and an unpredictable climate. Photo by Stefan Georgi/Flickr.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT...

Posted June 11, 2014    

Mumbai's Seatbelt Crew Wants You to Buckle Up

Groups like the Seatbelt Crew combine education and entertainment to get automobile drivers on Mumbai, India’s crowded roads to buckle-up. Photo by Jerry H./Flickr.Imagine it’s a hot, sunny day in Mumbai, India. Traffic is stopped. As you watch...

Posted June 6, 2014    

How to Bring Private Developers into the Conversation on Sustainable Mobility

Cities must collaborate with developers to create compact communities that promote walkability while reducing urban sprawl. Photo by Rom Balmer/Flickr.Rapid urbanization in countries like India has led to increased incomes, in turn creating huge...

Posted June 5, 2014    

Across the Divide: Information and Communication Connect Users and Transport Systems

Information-communication technologies have the ability to improve data quality for transport operators while increasing convenience for transport users. Photo by Frederik_Rowing/Flickr.As the situation stands in India, lack of data connectivity...

Posted June 3, 2014    

People-Oriented Cities: Demystifying Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development strategies can help urban areas develop sustainably, uniting land use, transport planning, and urban design to create more people-oriented cities. Pictured: Small businesses and pedestrians at a hub near Mexico City’s...

Posted June 2, 2014    

Community Building Through Skateboarding in Addis Ababa

“Blue donkeys,” as they are known locally, are one of the primary modes of transport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Overseas Development Institute/Flickr.Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa....

Posted May 30, 2014    

The New Generation of Participatory Planning for Today's Cities

Cities look for ways to use social networks and mobile applications to engage the younger generation in the planning process. Photo by Fullbridge Program/Flickr.We live in a world where four out of five millennials prefer to live in walkable places...

Posted May 27, 2014    

Educating the Next Generation for Sustainable Mobility

Combining environmental education with cycling helps children make sustainable mobility a life long decision. Photo by Nasos Efstathiadis/Flickr.Today’s children are inheriting an environmental crisis – a simultaneous combination of depleting...

Posted May 26, 2014