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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
  • China Tackles Climate Change with Electric Buses

    China Tackles Climate Change with Electric BusesIn 2009, Shenzhen, China, a city of 12 million that links Hong Kong with mainland China, was selected as the first of 13 pilot cities for demonstration and promotion of new energy vehicles in China. This includes not only electric cars, but also electric buses. By the end of 2017, a total of 16,359 electric ... Read More
  • ITDP Resources for Global Climate Action

    ITDP Resources for Global Climate Action From September 12th-14th, ITDP joined the Global Climate Action Summit to encourage leaders to take bold actions in transport as a lever to mitigate against climate change. For 30 years, ITDP has worked for sustainable, equitable solutions to combat climate change and promote active transport and healthy urban environments. Check out some of our resources below, ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Urban Mobility in Brazil: Measures for Adaptation to Climate Change

    [WEBINAR] Urban Mobility in Brazil: Measures for Adaptation to Climate ChangeThursday, September 13, 2018 10am EST | 11am BRT   About the Webinar Building on a study conducted by ITDP Brazil in partnership with the Ministry of Cities, this webinar will discuss how urban mobility systems in Brazil face vulnerability to climate change. Clarisse Cunha Linke, Country Director of ITDP Brazil, will discuss climate change trends and projections for ... Read More
  • In Dar es Salaam, African City Leaders Reflect on MOBILIZE

    In Dar es Salaam, African City Leaders Reflect on MOBILIZE “Yesterday, I was in a session on street design … it’s the things that you see every day but you don’t think about,” said Jennifer Semakula Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, “It takes longer to use a pedestrian bridge than it does to use a crossing on the road. I’m like, ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Fernando de Mello Franco

    MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Fernando de Mello Franco In May 2014 at 7:00 pm, São Paulo recorded the worst traffic backup in its history: 344 kilometers, covering fully 40% of the roadways monitored by the city’s traffic agency in South America’s biggest city. The next month, then mayor Fernando Haddad heralded the city’s new strategic master plan, which called for limits on parking ... Read More
  • China’s Metro Boom Continues to Drive Rapid Transit Growth

    China’s Metro Boom Continues to Drive Rapid Transit GrowthTransit growth in Asia, particularly in China, has continued, and even accelerated in the past few years. This growth is not new, of course, Chinese cities have been adding transit rapidly over the past several decades. As of 2017, this shows no signs of slowing. ITDP looked at bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), ... Read More
  • The Challenge of Planning and Implementing TOD in Metropolitan USA

    The Challenge of Planning and Implementing TOD in Metropolitan USAby Hiroaki Suzuki, Former World Bank Lead Urban Specialist After retirement, my wife and I started to look for a place to downsize and to reduce our carbon footprint. We visited a TOD site, adjacent to Vienna station of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metro Orange Line, called Metro West (MW), located in the state ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Planning Bikeshare for Everyone

    [WEBINAR] Planning Bikeshare for Everyone   About the Webinar Cities on every continent offer bikeshare to residents and visitors alike, and the shared mode continues to spread to cities large and small, university campuses, employment centers, and even residential developments. Highly successful systems—like in Mexico City and throughout China—have helped to promote cycling as a viable and valued transport option. This webinar ... Read More
  • Future Denver: Getting People Near Frequent Transit

    Future Denver: Getting People Near Frequent Transit Denver, a mid-sized city by US standards, is one of America’s fastest-growing cities. Denver’s population is expected to increase by more than 30 percent by 2050, and the city faces the challenge of accommodating additional mobility needs. Fortunately, they have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned from their peer cities, such as Minneapolis, and ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Carolina Tohá

    MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Carolina Tohá On a clear day, the Andes mountains form a dramatic backdrop to Santiago. Those clear days are increasingly common as air quality improves and city residents can pause to admire the view with less stress about their trips around Chile’s capital now that parts of the city have made walking, biking, and transit a priority. ... Read More

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