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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  • [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility

    [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12pm EST Webinar Recording   More on the Indicators Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Presentation As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives   About the Webinar As cities seek to improve their transportation systems to make them more sustainable, equitable, and useful for people, it is critical that they first understand how their system performs.  To that ... Read More
  • ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson

    ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Thompson as our new chief executive officer. Ms. Thompson, who has been serving in the role of interim CEO since February, was selected by the ITDP board of directors after an extensive, international search. Her transition to permanent CEO is ongoing, and will be effective October ... Read More
  • Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

    Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive ... Read More
  • ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit As world leaders gather for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report on the impact of transportation emissions on our climate future. According to the new study, more than USD$100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending could be saved, and ... Read More
  • From Skeptic to Advocate: One Boston Area Mayor’s Transit Journey

    From Skeptic to Advocate: One Boston Area Mayor's Transit JourneyEverett, Massachusetts, is a city directly bordering Boston. It has an ethnically diverse population of 40,000 people––one-third of whom were born outside of the United States. The population has a large age range––with almost equal amounts of people of each age, meaning seniors and families predominate. The per capita income for the city is just ... Read More
  • Access: What Does It Tell Us?

    Access: What Does It Tell Us?Access as a Tool for Equity Transit can be measured in kilometers, number of stops, ridership, speed. While these metrics are important and can be illuminating, they cannot quite fully capture the utility of a transit mode. That is where access comes in: an opportunity to measure the connection, distance from transit, but more importantly, how ... Read More
  • Interview with MOBILIZE Keynote, Mayor Veliaj of Tirana, Albania

    Interview with MOBILIZE Keynote, Mayor Veliaj of Tirana, Albania How did you first become interested in the sustainable urban transport field? Before joining politics, I was the leader and founder of a civic organization that gained immense popularity – especially among Albanian youth – for its novel and peaceful protest methods. Our goal was to raise awareness of important issues that hindered the quality of ... Read More
  • In Ethiopia, New Leadership Embraces Transport Solutions to Fight Climate Change

    In Ethiopia, New Leadership Embraces Transport Solutions to Fight Climate ChangeIn Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, over half of daily trips are taken on foot. This rapidly growing city, home to over three million people, and expected exceed five million within the next decade, has until recently followed a familiar transport growth trajectory: building more space for cars to the detriment of all other modes. ... Read More
  • Quiz: How Bike-Friendly is Your City?

    Quiz: How Bike-Friendly is Your City?There are a range of beliefs all around the world of what makes a city bike-friendly. Some point to the most visible factors, such as weather and city terrain; others say it’s about a city’s commitment to creating infrastructure and regulating cars; and still others believe that cultural support of cycling is the key. Earlier ... Read More
  • Lessons from Mexico City and Los Angeles

    Lessons from Mexico City and Los AngelesIn a dialogue published in our annual newsletter, two ITDP Directors, Michael Kodransky and Bernardo Baranda, discuss their respective cities in terms of mobility growth, local policy, and how the coronavirus has affected movement of people. Michael Kodransky is the Director of ITDP US, the newest and rapidly expanding ITDP office, with offices in Boston and ... Read More
  • During Coronavirus, Jakarta’s Cycling Grows as does Police Backlash

    During Coronavirus, Jakarta's Cycling Grows as does Police BacklashCities all over the world are realizing the advantages of moving around without a car – cycling, walking, scooting, or even roller blading, are all gaining popularity in the time of the coronavirus. As cities around the world are beginning to open up their economies and hundreds of millions of workers are returning to daily ... Read More
  • How China Kept Transit Running During Covid-19

    How China Kept Transit Running During Covid-19With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, governments throughout the world have reopened public transport systems as people have begun to return to work, school, and leisure activities. Still, many cities are struggling with the safe operation of trains, metros, and buses. Passengers seem reluctant to travel in masses, and instead opt for driving, cycling, and ... Read More
  • Not Everyone in Los Angeles Drives

    Not Everyone in Los Angeles DrivesNot Everyone in Los Angeles Drives One Angeleno’s Experience Accessing Opportunities and Community Through Public Transit Edgar is the Los Angeles Fellow at ITDP responsible for research, data analysis, and supporting stakeholder and partner efforts in Los Angeles around bus, bike, and walking. A graduate student in UCLA’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, Edgar aspires ... Read More
  • ITDP CEO Letter to Staff on Equity and Race

    ITDP CEO Letter to Staff on Equity and RaceDear Colleagues, At our upcoming virtual staff meeting, I have asked our leadership to also reflect on the topic of equity, which as you know, is core to our mission. Recent events here in the United States have brought this issue to the forefront in new and important ways, which has sent ripples around the world, often underscoring ... Read More

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