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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • E-Scooters Could be a Last-Mile Solution for Everyone

    E-Scooters Could be a Last-Mile Solution for Everyone
    Like docked and dockless bikeshare before them, dockless electric “kick” scooters are taking off in popularity, responding to a strong and growing need for urban car alternatives like transit and “last mile” connections. As part of a menu of urban transportation options, scooters have the potential to reduce short-distance, single occupancy vehicle and TNC (Transportation ...
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  • The Electric Revolution Begins with Buses

    The Electric Revolution Begins with Buses
    Photo Source The first in a four-part series on electric buses done in partnership with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and ITDP. Clean air has become a rare commodity in the 21st century. Today nine out of ten people breathe unhealthy air, according to the World Health Organization, resulting in dire consequences. Annual global mortality from ambient ...
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  • Support ITDP and the Future of Transit

    Support ITDP and the Future of Transit
    Transit is dying. In the face of decades of underinvestment and a devotion to building cities for cars, public transit is deteriorating in cities around the world. You don’t have to look hard to see evidence of transit’s decline: last year, public transit ridership dropped in 31 of 35 major U.S. cities. With transit becoming so ...
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  • Improving BRT Systems in Latin America

    Improving BRT Systems in Latin America
    Since BRT was born in Latin America in 1974 in Curitiba, Brazil, more than 20 systems have opened and are currently operating in Latin America, with key systems in Bogota and Quito now over 15 years old. Much of the focus on BRT, from advocates to planners and engineers to politicians, has traditionally been on ...
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  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 701: Technology

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 701: Technology
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11am EST   Webinar Recording   Presentation Slides BRT Planning 701: Technology   About the Webinar The last installment of the BRT Planning Guide Webinar series will present key recommendations for ITS design for BRT Operations for transport officials and public administrations. With the integration of “smart city” technologies in BRT systems, our hosts will discuss fleet monitoring and bus ...
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  • Scooters Are Not A Public Safety Crisis, but Cars Still Are

    Scooters Are Not A Public Safety Crisis, but Cars Still Are
    Small, personally-operated mobility options, like bikes and scooters, have highlighted a growing demand in urban areas for convenient, inexpensive alternatives to cars. However, following two high profile fatal crashes involving e-scooters and vehicles in Dallas and Washington, DC, media coverage (and the public) has been heavily focused on the safety of these two-wheelers. Some have ...
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  • Paving the Way for Cyclists in Cairo

    Paving the Way for Cyclists in Cairo
    Greater Cairo, a megacity of approximately 18 million, faces daunting traffic jams and severely polluted air. Responding to the city’s transport challenges, the Cairo governorate (an administrative region, similar to a state or province), in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Drosos Foundation, and ITDP Africa, are planning a bicycle sharing system ...
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  • [Interactive Timeline] How Mexico City Became a Leader in Parking Reform

    [Interactive Timeline] How Mexico City Became a Leader in Parking Reform
    ITDP has been working to reform parking policies worldwide for over a decade as a way to shift cities toward sustainable transport. In July 2017, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera announced changes in the construction code that would curtail the development of further off-street parking development. The new norm changes minimum parking requirements to ...
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  • Bucheon: A People-Friendly Vision

    Bucheon: A People-Friendly Vision
    By Beatrice Ch’ng, Ecomobility Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability The City of Bucheon, located between Seoul and Incheon in the western part of South Korea, is a charming and bustling city. It prides itself on being a center of culture, information, and industry. Approximately 55 sq km, Bucheon is home to almost 900,000 people, ...
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  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 601: Business Plans

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 601: Business Plans
    Presented on Wednesday, November 14, 2018   About the Webinar This webinar will review the administrative and business planning processes for BRT system development as laid out in Volume 4 of the BRT Planning Guide. Walter Hook will discuss key elements for a successful BRT project administration and system management. Attendees will gain insight into typical BRT business plans ...
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