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As the Coronavirus Looms, Can African Cities Become More Walkable and Bikeable?

Wed, 2020-08-12 13:13
Cities in Africa are in something of a quandary when it comes to COVID-19. To date, the impact of the disease has been much less than most experts predicted. As of this writing, the continent has had over 890,000 confirmed ...

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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matters in Cities

Mon, 2020-08-10 13:13
They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in Santiago last October forced the government to agree to rewrite ...

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India Must Plan New Strategy for Cities to Reap Full Benefits of ‘Self-Reliance’ Initiative

Fri, 2020-08-07 23:50
While announcing a stimulus package of INR 20 lakh crore ($260 billion) in his address to the nation on May 12, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to make use of the opportunity provided by the COVID-19 pandemic to ...

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A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

Thu, 2020-08-06 20:17
The large cities in the Latin American region all have one thing in common: the opportunities for employment and income are concentrated in a few districts while, more and more, sprawling housing zones are located on the outskirts of cities ...

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3 Lessons from China’s Rocket Growth in Electric Vehicles

Wed, 2020-08-05 20:31
As people stay home and city streets turn quiet, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global vehicle market. While many urban experts fear a turn to personal cars in lieu of public transport, few people so far are actually purchasing ...

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Tactical Urbanism: An Adaptive Tool for Safe Distancing

Wed, 2020-07-29 20:07
When was the last time you walked through the market without being conscious about other people walking close to you or the last time you took a stroll to a neighborhood park without thinking about the hygiene around? The COVID-19 ...

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Brooklyn Bridge Could Be a Landmark for Forest Conservation

Fri, 2020-07-24 23:22
The Brooklyn Bridge, with its distinctive gothic towers and cable-bound span, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. It features in countless films, photographs, books and TV shows. It even has its own idiom in American parlance ...

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COVID-19 Stalled New Mobility Startups. Here’s Why They’re Still a Good Investment.

Mon, 2020-07-20 13:13
As some countries creak open in the wake of COVID-19, businesses and workers rightly fear the rough road ahead. Over the past 10 weeks, 40 million U.S. workers have lost their jobs. Researchers at the University of Chicago estimate that ...

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COVID-19 Has Reshuffled Public Space. Buses Deserve a Greater Share.

Thu, 2020-07-16 13:13
There’s no question we’re going through unprecedented times for public transport. Ridership is down anywhere from 60% to 90%. Transit agencies are hemorrhaging cash, with fare revenue following ridership down the tube. But the fact is that throughout the tremendous ...

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More Bicycles, Slower Speeds, a More Livable City: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans an Ambitious Second Term

Wed, 2020-07-15 13:13
With her recent re-election, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has won a mandate to continue profound mobility transformations in the French capital. Her reelection manifesto promises an even more ambitious second term, furthering her efforts over the past six years to ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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