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Latin America’s 17 Million Domestic Workers Need Better Transit. Direct Lines Can Help.

Latest from Cityfix - Fri, 2020-07-10 22:50
Like workers in many other sectors, hundreds of thousands of domestic workers have been fired from their jobs around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as economies have begun to reopen, many are returning to work, facing not only ...

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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

Latest from Cityfix - Tue, 2020-07-07 13:13
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs. To make matters worse, Capital City has ...

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Gurugram’s Youth: Give Us Safer Streets

Latest from Cityfix - Mon, 2020-07-06 13:13
India accounts for almost 12% of the 1.35 million road fatalities worldwide. But this public health crisis does not affect everyone equally. Children and young people are at heightened risk. In fact, road crashes are the most common cause of ...

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Back to Business: Enabling Public Bus Systems Post-COVID-19

Latest from Cityfix - Thu, 2020-07-02 13:13
The ongoing pandemic has wreaked immense and lasting damage to India’s economy, and passenger transport has been particularly affected. COVID-19’s far-reaching impact on the aviation and railway industry is well-documented, along with the struggles of auto and taxi drivers. However, a critical mode that has ...

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How U.S. Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy

Latest from Cityfix - Wed, 2020-07-01 13:13
Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Precisely because they are such big GHG emitters, cities can be at the forefront in tackling climate change by leading the switch to clean energy. ...

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What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19

Active Transport - Tue, 2020-06-30 20:44
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we cannot ignore. Will cities recover? What will they look like? ...

What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19

Latest from Cityfix - Tue, 2020-06-30 20:44
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we cannot ignore. Will cities recover? What will they look like? ...

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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience

Latest from Cityfix - Wed, 2020-06-24 13:13
By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were ...

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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That

Latest from Cityfix - Mon, 2020-06-22 19:49
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park nearby? What if your home is tiny with no outdoor ...

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Public Transport After COVID-19 Lockdowns: It’s Time to Innovate and Change Benchmarks of Success

Latest from Cityfix - Tue, 2020-06-16 20:53
In less than two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives, causing sickness, death, economic loss and fear. While this global health and safety crisis has been challenging for all of us, it has been especially tough for essential ...

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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change

Latest from Cityfix - Thu, 2020-06-11 13:13
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...

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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts

Latest from Cityfix - Mon, 2020-06-08 13:13
Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had a total of 352 cases of COVID-19 of which 30% ...

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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

Latest from Cityfix - Wed, 2020-06-03 00:15
On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set ...

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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society

Mobility policies and planning - Fri, 2020-05-29 02:08
Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like the internet that ...

Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society

Latest from Cityfix - Fri, 2020-05-29 02:08
Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like the internet that ...

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3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

Latest from Cityfix - Tue, 2020-05-26 13:13
In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile ...

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Colombia’s New National Urban Mobility Policy Is Mostly a Good Thing

Latest from Cityfix - Thu, 2020-05-21 20:30
In the midst of COVID-19 precautions that have curtailed movement around the world, Colombia has released a new national road map for urban and regional mobility. It sends a powerful policy message that cities are saved by providing adequate access ...

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6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Active Transport - Wed, 2020-05-20 13:13
For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private vehicles. But a safe, sustainable transport future does not include further dependence ...

6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Latest from Cityfix - Wed, 2020-05-20 13:13
For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private vehicles. But a safe, sustainable transport future does not include further dependence ...

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From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Curitiba

TOD - Tue, 2020-05-19 13:13
Despite the unprecedented quarantine that most of us find ourselves under, I was recently forced to travel to Curitiba, Brazil, for personal reasons. I am staying in an apartment on Republica Argentina Avenue next to the first bus corridor in ...

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