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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  • The High Cost of Transportation in the United States

    The High Cost of Transportation in the United States
    Introduction What does the average American pay to get around every day? What portion of their income is devoted to transportation and is that cost typical across developed countries? The answer is no. The portion of household expenditure spent on transportation in United States is often a larger portion than that spent by many throughout ...
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  • You Must Walk Before You Can Run: How to Get an Electric Bus Fleet Running

    You Must Walk Before You Can Run: How to Get an Electric Bus Fleet Running
    The second in a blog series in partnership with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and ITDP. Read the first part, “The Electric Revolution Begins with Buses” here.   Why Electrify? One of the biggest issues that cities worldwide face today is air pollution. As 90% of the world’s population breathes highly polluted air, cities are issuing ...
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  • [WEBINAR] Technology to Improve BRT Reliability: Lessons and Challenges

    [WEBINAR] Technology to Improve BRT Reliability: Lessons and Challenges
    recorded onThursday, May 23, 20192pm EST Webinar Recording     About the Webinar In this webinar, MOBILIZE Fortaleza speaker, Dr. Ricardo Giesen, Director of the BRT Centre of Excellence, presents experiences in developing analytical methods to avoid bus bunching in BRT systems. He discusses main challenges in implementing this technology and reviews pilot studies in Santiago, Chile, and Lund, Sweden.     Webinar ...
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  • [WEBINAR] Reclaiming the Streets of Fortaleza

    [WEBINAR] Reclaiming the Streets of Fortaleza
    Wednesday, May 29, 20191pm EST Webinar Recording   About the Webinar Fortaleza, Brazil transformed its urban mobility during a time of economic recession through the implementation of low cost and high impact projects. The transition from a car- to people-centric paradigm is based on three key factors: strong political support, highly qualified technical staff and data-based policies towards the ...
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  • MOBILIZE Fortaleza: General Admission Now Open

    MOBILIZE Fortaleza: General Admission Now Open
      General Admission is now open for MOBILIZE 2019! The theme this year is Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility, and the summit will be held 24-26 June 2019 at the Grand Mareiro Hotel in Fortaleza, Brazil. You can register for MOBILIZE by clicking the button below.   Register for MOBILIZE Fortaleza   About Fortaleza, Brazil Fortaleza, a tropical city with ...
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  • ITDP Announces New Board Members and Newly Elected Board Chair

    ITDP Announces New Board Members and Newly Elected Board Chair
      We are proud to announce the appointments of former Santiago mayor Carolina Tohà and transport and social justice champion Rehana Moosajee to the ITDP board of directors, as well as the election of longtime sustainable transport advocate Paul Steely White as chair. Carolina Tohà served as Mayor of Santiago, Chile from 2012-2016, and is currently the ...
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  • No Cars Needed When Visiting Minneapolis

    No Cars Needed When Visiting Minneapolis
    New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago are what many people think of as American cities, yet these cities, do not fully represent the typical American city. Minneapolis is more similar to the average American city in terms of size, scale, and organization. A population of 400,000 in the city proper, and three million ...
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  • America, The Netherlands, and the Oil Crisis: 50 Years Later

    America, The Netherlands, and the Oil Crisis: 50 Years Later
    By Jacob Mason, ITDP The 1973 oil crisis caused gasoline prices to skyrocket and supplies to dwindle. Gasoline rationing led to long lines at gas stations and paralyzed car movement. Two countries—the United States and the Netherlands—responded to the crisis in nearly opposite ways. The Netherlands began a long-term policy shift away from a car-based society. ...
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  • 2020 STA Nominee Cities Feature Electrification, Pedestrian Design, and Low-Cost Interventions from Africa, Asia, and Americas

    2020 STA Nominee Cities Feature Electrification, Pedestrian Design, and Low-Cost Interventions from Africa, Asia, and Americas
    For 16 years, the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) has showcased cities that demonstrate political courage by implementing innovative sustainable transport projects. This year is no different. The 15 nominated cities for the STA hail from Africa, Asia, South America, and North America and feature transportation interventions from electrified vehicles and widened walkways to new transportation ...
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  • Jakarta’s Urban Villages are Organic TOD Best Practices

    Jakarta's Urban Villages are Organic TOD Best Practices
    Sunter Jaya is one of over 2,500 kampungs, or urban villages, in Jakarta’s northern metropolitan area. Sunter Jaya is unique because it has developed in a way that features active pedestrian spaces and walkable streets; prime characteristics of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Building on the physical and community qualities of the kampung, ITDP recently spearheaded a ...
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