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With Electric Scooters, Road Space Isn’t So Black and White After All

Sat, 2018-10-06 00:41
Over the last year, electric scooters have sped onto the streets of some of America’s largest cities, delighting many riders but also surprising and confusing pedestrians and drivers who aren’t quite sure how to deal with them. Do they belong ...

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6 Road Design Changes That Can Save Lives

Fri, 2018-10-05 13:13
 Urbanization is by and large a good thing, corresponding with steady declines in extreme poverty. More compact cities may also hold the key to a sustainable future. But this trend has come with a side effect: more dangerous city streets. With ...

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It’s Hard to Understand the Shared Mobility Revolution When It’s Called Different Things

Wed, 2018-10-03 13:13
Uber, Lyft, Didi, Ola, Grab, Via, Chariot, Bridj, car2go, Zipcar, Lime, Jump… The list of companies offering new ways to get around – and new business models to access and pay for it – is long and only getting longer. ...

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It’s Hard to Understand the Shared Mobility Revolution When It’s Called Different Things

Wed, 2018-10-03 13:13
Uber, Lyft, Didi, Ola, Grab, Via, Chariot, Bridj, car2go, Zipcar, Lime, Jump… The list of companies offering new ways to get around – and new business models to access and pay for it – is long and only getting longer. ...

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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests

Wed, 2018-09-26 13:13
In 2014, São Paulo nearly ran out of water. Schools closed, crops faltered and reservoirs were left at a tiny 5 percent of their capacity for the city and its surrounding population of 22 million. It was the worst drought in eight decades. ...

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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests

Wed, 2018-09-26 13:13
In 2014, São Paulo nearly ran out of water. Schools closed, crops faltered and reservoirs were left at a tiny 5 percent of their capacity for the city and its surrounding population of 22 million. It was the worst drought in eight decades. ...

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Need New Ideas to Advance Public Transport? Look to Vienna

Mon, 2018-09-24 13:13
European cities by and large have a sterling reputation when it comes to walkability and public transportation. Recent data compiled by Ralph Buheler, John Pucher and Alan Althauser in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation show that between 1989 and ...

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Need New Ideas to Advance Public Transport? Look to Vienna

Mon, 2018-09-24 13:13
European cities by and large have a sterling reputation when it comes to walkability and public transportation. Recent data compiled by Ralph Buheler, John Pucher and Alan Althauser in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation show that between 1989 and ...

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In Las Vegas, Ride-Hailing Is Eating Away at Taxis. The Effect on Public Transit Is Less Clear.

Wed, 2018-09-19 13:13
Ice hockey isn’t the only recent addition to the desert city of Las Vegas achieving major success. Prior to the arrival of the Golden Knights, the city welcomed Uber and Lyft in 2015 and the ride-hailing companies have upended the ...

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In Las Vegas, Ride-Hailing Is Eating Away at Taxis. The Effect on Public Transit Is Less Clear.

Wed, 2018-09-19 13:13
Ice hockey isn’t the only recent addition to the desert city of Las Vegas achieving major success. Prior to the arrival of the Golden Knights, the city welcomed Uber and Lyft in 2015 and the ride-hailing companies have upended the ...

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4 Questions on the Future of Dockless Bike Sharing, From Its Birthplace

Mon, 2018-09-17 13:13
Just three years ago, dockless bike sharing was operating at a small, university-scale in China. By the end of 2017, there were more than 20 million dockless bikes in the country, generating more than $3 billion in investment. Xinhua, the ...

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4 Questions on the Future of Dockless Bike Sharing, From Its Birthplace

Mon, 2018-09-17 13:13
Just three years ago, dockless bike sharing was operating at a small, university-scale in China. By the end of 2017, there were more than 20 million dockless bikes in the country, generating more than $3 billion in investment. Xinhua, the ...

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Protecting Forests Near and Far: Cities4Forests Launches at GCAS

Thu, 2018-09-13 20:06
Most people don’t associate cities with trees, but urban areas are actually dependent on healthy forests. Trees within cities reduce heat, provide spaces for recreation and socialization, and increase property values. Nearby trees in the watersheds around cities filter drinking water and ...

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45 Cities Pursue a New Urban Strategy: Protecting Forests Near and Far

Thu, 2018-09-13 20:06
Most people don’t associate cities with trees, but urban areas are actually dependent on healthy forests. Trees within cities reduce heat, provide spaces for recreation and socialization, and increase property values. Nearby trees in the watersheds around cities filter drinking water and ...

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The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:11
Bold action on climate change could deliver $26 trillion in cumulative economic benefits by 2030, according to a new report by the New Climate Economy (NCE). Without immediate action to cut emissions, the costs of “runaway” climate change will be severe: ...

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The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:11
Bold action on climate change could deliver $26 trillion in cumulative economic benefits by 2030, according to a new report by the New Climate Economy (NCE). Without immediate action to cut emissions, the costs of “runaway” climate change will be severe: ...

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Kerala Flooding: Natural Calamity or Manmade Disaster?

Mon, 2018-09-10 13:13
As India prepared to commemorate its 72nd Independence Day last month, the southern state of Kerala saw little reason to celebrate. The monsoon rainfall this year was heavier than normal and had reached alarming levels. On an average, districts received ...

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Kerala Flooding: Natural Calamity or Manmade Disaster?

Mon, 2018-09-10 13:13
As India prepared to commemorate its 72nd Independence Day last month, the southern state of Kerala saw little reason to celebrate. The monsoon rainfall this year was heavier than normal and had reached alarming levels. On an average, districts received ...

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Can Housing Be Affordable Without Being Efficient?

Thu, 2018-09-06 18:35
About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030. That will require constructing approximately 21 million new homes every year across the world. Several of the fastest-growing countries have ambitious goals to ...

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Can Housing Be Affordable Without Being Efficient?

Thu, 2018-09-06 18:35
About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030. That will require constructing approximately 21 million new homes every year across the world. Several of the fastest-growing countries have ambitious goals to ...

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