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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
  • Can Private and Public Bikeshare Coexist? A Cautionary Tale from China

    Can Private and Public Bikeshare Coexist? A Cautionary Tale from ChinaBy Deng Han, Liu Shaokun, Li Wei, Huang Runjie, ITDP China Disruption has come to the once calm and steady business of municipal bikeshare, where the Chinese experience is a harbinger of the future for cities everywhere. Virtually overnight last year, red, yellow, and blue bikes sprang up on seemingly every corner in Guangzhou. But they ... Read More
  • BRT Planning Guide Webinar Series

    BRT Planning Guide Webinar Series   About the Series This webinar series highlights sections from ITDP’s updated online BRT Planning Guide– the most comprehensive resource for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, beginning with project preparation all the way through to implementation. On this page you will find links to all past webinar recordings in this series.   What is Bus Rapid Transit? From ITDP ... Read More
  • TOD and Affordable Housing

    TOD and Affordable Housing  by R. Balachandran, Alchemy Urban Systems The cost of housing is well beyond the money paid for rent or mortgage.  There is also the cost of access. This refers to bundle of services including water supply, sanitation, health, education and most importantly, transportation. Therefore, housing can be made truly affordable only if the whole package (housing ... Read More
  • Making the Case for Road Safety: A Tale of Three Cities

    Making the Case for Road Safety: A Tale of Three Cities A tactical urbanism intervention in São Miguel Paulista, São Paulo shows the potential of simple design for improving road safety and providing space for people.   According to the World Health Organization, global road deaths equaled 1.25 million in 2015 – more than the number of people killed annually in homicides. Road safety advocates are striving to cut the ... Read More
  • Dar es Salaam Leads a Breakthrough for African Cities (Issue 29, 2018)

    Dar es Salaam Leads a Breakthrough for African Cities (Issue 29, 2018) Cities Take the Lead on Climate Change Dar es Salaam Leads a Breakthrough for African Cities New Streets and Street Life in Moscow At MOBILIZE Santiago, Just and Equitable Cities are the New Normal In India, the City of Pune Takes the Lead in Making Space for Transit and People Less Parking, More City: How Mexico City Became a Leader ... Read More
  • #WomenOnTheMove: Women and Transport in Indian Cities

    #WomenOnTheMove: Women and Transport in Indian Cities “Ultimately, transportation is the fulcrum that allows women to participate in the workforce; a societal shift to transform the entire world economy.” – Sonal Shah, Former Senior Manager, ITDP India Programme  Centred around this idea, ITDP and Safetipin have released a policy brief on Women and Transport in Indian Cities. The draft was released on 13 June 2017 ... Read More
  • Pedestrians First: A Tool for Walkable Cities

    Pedestrians First: A Tool for Walkable Cities With the urban share of the world’s population expected to increase to 70 percent by 2050, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy is introducing a new tool to help governments, city planners, NGOs, and developers make cities more equitable, healthy, safe, and vibrant. The simple solution? Walkability. Pedestrians First: Tools for a Walkable City facilitates ... Read More
  • ITDP at WUF9

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  • ITDP CEO Clayton Lane to Step Down, Effective Jan 31

    ITDP CEO Clayton Lane to Step Down, Effective Jan 31 CEO Clayton Lane is stepping down after more than 2 years with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. ITDP Board President Heather Thompson of the consulting firm HT Strategy will serve as Interim CEO during this transition, with board Vice Chair Joseph Ryan of Securing America’s Future Energy stepping into the role of acting ... Read More
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Presented with 2018 Sustainable Transport Award

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Presented with 2018 Sustainable Transport AwardDar is the first African City to win the STA Moscow, Russia received an Honorable Mention Psst… 2019 STA nominations open on Wednesday, March 14th!  You can find out more about nominating your city at staward.org. Over the last few years, Dar has launched a series of transformative improvements to transit, cycling and walking, the most important of ... Read More

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