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ITDP’s publications support our work implementing sustainable urban development around the world. ITDP produces a range of materials for use by governments, industry professionals, and the public. Our work includes establishing industry standards, highlighting best practices, producing reports and recommendations on specific policies and projects, and raising awareness through informational articles and multimedia. Our work provides the tools for local actors to design and advocate for progressive transport solutions. Use the search bar below, or browse by publication type on the right.

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  • The BRT Planning Guide (Russian)

    Це найбільше видання з планування систем Швидкісних автобусних перевезень (ШАП) на всіх етапах, від підготовки проектів до їх повної реалізації. (Частини 1, 2 та 3 з 7, 575 сторінок) Доведено, що впровадження систем швидкісних автобусних перевезень прискорює процес перетворення міст у місця, більш зручні та приємні для проживання. Мета ШАП полягає у створенні в рамках бюджетних ... Read More
  • A Global High Shift Scenario

    A Global High Shift Scenario_ThumbWhile a number of studies have focused on the effects on global warming pollution of more stringent standards for motor vehicle fuel economy, emissions of local air pollutants, and alternative fuels, this is the first study to examine how major changes in transport infrastructure and transit system investments world-wide would affect urban passenger transport emissions as well as mobility by different income groups. ... Read More
  • Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City

    Parking cover For too long cities tried to make parking a core feature of the urban fabric, only to discover that yielding to parking demand tears that fabric apart. Parking requirements for new buildings have quietly been changing the landscape, making walking and transit less viable while inducing more traffic. Many cities around the world are now changing course by ... Read More
  • Bus Rapid Transit for Indian Cities

    CoverITDP India Regional Director Shreya Gadepalli presented at a workshop on BRT in India, held in June 2014 in Indore, India. Download this presentation Read More
  • Enrique Peñalosa TED Talk: Why buses represent democracy in action

    Enrique Penalosa TED Talk See ITDP Board President Enrique Peñalosa’s TED Talk on equity, transport, and transforming cities. From TED.com: “An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport,” argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to ... Read More
  • Janette Sadik-Khan TED Talk: New York’s Streets? Not So Mean Any More

    Janette Sadik Khan Ted Talk See ITDP Board Member Janette Sadik-Khan’s 2013 TED Talk on changes to New York’s streets that made the city more walkable, bikeable, and livable. From TED.com: In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times Square, high-performance ... Read More
  • Megacentralidades: propuesta de integración de los CETRAM al desarrollo urbano de la Ciudad de México

    Megacentralidades thumbITDP has decided to promote public discussion on the future redevelopment of Modal Transfer Centers (CETRAM) Mexico City, to spread the work “Megacentralidades: Proposal CETRAM integration of urban development in Mexico City.” This proposal is based on the analysis of 49 CETRAM three scales (urban network, radius of influence and building), and from this, three basic ... Read More
  • Sustainable Transport Award 2014 Winner: Buenos Aires

    Guillermo_300 In 2013, Buenos Aires launched two new corridors of their BRT system, Metrobus: the 23 km corridor of Metrobus Sur and the 3.5 km corridor of 9 de Julio. In addition, the city transformed dozens of blocks in city center into a pedestrian-friendly environment, encouraging walking and cycling. For its success promoting urban mobility, reducing ... Read More
  • Best Practice in National Support for Urban Transportation

    Screenshot 2014-05-19 12.57.18Part 1: Evaluating Country Performance in Meeting the Transit Needs of Urban Populations With the world’s urban population projected to increase from 3.4 to 6.4 billion between now and 2050, the sustainability of the earth will depend on these new urban residents living as sustainably as possible. One key element of this will be making sure the ... Read More
  • Principles for Transport in Urban Life

    ITDP OCO Building Blocks_FINAL_largeThe 8 Principles for better streets and better cities highlight the key aspects of transport-oriented development that lead to good growth. For more information about these principles and best practices in TOD, see ITDP’s TOD Standard. Download this infographic Os Princípios do ITDP Os 8 Princípios para melhores ruas e cidades melhores destacar os principais aspectos do desenvolvimento orientado ... Read More