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How Transit-Oriented Development Benefits Local Economies

Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brazil | EMBARQ Brazil.Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of...

Posted June 25, 2015    

How To Make a City Much More for People and Less for Cars – Enrique Peñalosa

Former mayor of Bogota Enrique Penalosa has been a champion for building equitable cities. Photo by Colin Hughes/Flickr.Enrique Peñalosa, Bogota’s former mayor, will come to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 9 for the Mayors´ Summit....

Posted June 24, 2015    

Why Cities Need Youth Innovation for a Low-Carbon Future

Tackling pressing urban challenges requires engaging innovative youth for long-term sustainability. Photo by Ed Yourdon/Flickr.Given our increasingly complex and dynamic world, cities need to be continuously innovating in order to solve pressing...

Posted June 22, 2015    

From China to America: Art Makes City Streets Feel Loved Everywhere

TheCityFix’s own mural: “Cityfiksy”. Photo by Andrew Stokols.Street art can do a lot for a city: improve traffic safety, engage local political and social issues, and contribute to the vibrancy of urban communities. In many urban neighborhoods...

Posted June 15, 2015    

Four Ways Street Design Can Increase Public Safety

Pedestrians walk along Rua XV in Curitiba, Brazil. Even among strangers, eyes on the street provide safety in public spaces. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building...

Posted June 12, 2015    

Google Creates Company to Improve Cities

Google has created Sidewalk Labs to solve urban challenges with technology. Photo by Roman Kruglov/FlickrIf Google were to solve urban problems as it solves digital ones, would the world be safer?Get ready because this is precisely the ambition of...

Posted June 12, 2015    

Are Driverless Cars a Solution for Road Safety?

Driverless cars have the potential to complement roads designed for safety in cities like Singapore. Photo by Scania Group/Flickr.Each year, millions of people die from traffic accidents on roads worldwide. As city leaders take action globally...

Posted June 10, 2015    

The Urgency of Climate Refugees in Dhaka and Beyond

With an increasing number of climate refugees in cities like Dhaka, local and national leaders need to respond with a comprehensive plan of action. Photo by blese/Flickr.In the next 40 years, climate change is expected to cause 150 million people...

Posted June 9, 2015    

To Reduce Traffic Congestion, India’s Cities Can Learn from its Businesses

The Indian city of Bangalore is engaging the private sector to shift how employees commute to work, reducing traffic congestion and costs for everyone. Photo by Miroslav Čuljat/Flickr.A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities...

Posted June 4, 2015    

The First Bus Rapid Transit System in a Former Soviet State

Almaty’s new BRT system will be the first of its kind in the region, bringing sustainable transport to thousands of residents. Photo by FixerKZ/Wikipedia.Since its introduction over 40 years ago, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have been adopted in...

Posted June 4, 2015    

How Public Spaces Make Cities More People-Oriented

Picnickers in Mexico City reclaim a freeway median as public space. Photo by Ben Welle/Flickr.Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new...

Posted May 28, 2015    

3 Ways the “Internet of Moving Things” is Transforming Bus Travel

Mobile-based technology is transforming bus travel in cities like Jinotega, Nicaragua and making public transit more responsive to the needs of local communities. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr.In the last fifty years, bus systems have evolved...

Posted May 26, 2015