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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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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Presented with 2018 Sustainable Transport Award

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Presented with 2018 Sustainable Transport Award
    Dar 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 ...
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  • Regulating Dockless Bikeshare: Lessons from Tianjin, China

    Regulating Dockless Bikeshare: Lessons from Tianjin, China
    Photo Source Tianjin provides an early example of a city’s experience with unregulated dockless bikeshare, followed by efforts to regulate it. This post summarizes forthcoming research by ITDP China about dockless bikeshare in Tianjin, including important lessons for the rest of the world. A Legacy of Bike Manufacturing Tianjin, one of the four municipalities directly under the administration ...
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  • Celebrate With Us in Washington D.C. This Week

    Celebrate With Us in Washington D.C. This Week
      ITDP RECEPTION & BRT PLANNING GUIDE CELEBRATION Come share food and drinks with ITDP and friends, meet the authors of the 2017 BRT Planning Guide, and see what’s in store for 2018. RSVP is required so click the link below to join the fun! Date: January 10, 2018 Time: 6-9pm Location: Baby Wale Restaurant, Washington DC RSVP SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AWARD CEREMONY Representatives from winning city Dar es Salaam, ...
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  • Dockless Bikeshare: What We Know So Far

    Dockless Bikeshare: What We Know So Far
    Over the last decade, bikeshare schemes have become a standard feature in cities around the world, with over 1,000 cities offering at least one bikesharing scheme. City governments have incorporated bikeshare into their transportation and sustainability plans as a low-cost and innovative mobility option for residents.  More and more cities are realizing the benefits of ...
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  • Boston Area Communities to Pilot BRT Elements in 2018

    Boston Area Communities to Pilot BRT Elements in 2018
    On December 5, 2017, ITDP joined partners from the BostonBRT initiative in announcing the recipients of three $100,000 grants provided by the Barr Foundation to demonstrate BRT’s potential in metro Boston. Working together with the MBTA (regional transit authority) and across municipal boundaries, the communities of Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown will ...
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  • Global BRT Data is now Backed by The BRT Standard

    Global BRT Data is now Backed by The BRT Standard
    There is growing demand for high quality, high capacity transit all over the world. Increasingly, cities are finding solutions with bus rapid transit (BRT), an efficient, affordable, and sustainable option that, when done right, can compete with the capacity, speed, and comfort of metro systems. The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and The World ...
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  • The TOD Standard v. 3.0: Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities for Generations to Come

    The TOD Standard v. 3.0:  Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities for Generations to Come
    by Luc Nadal & Iwona Alfred Population growth and urbanization worldwide is on course to bring two billion additional residents to cities within the next three decades.  Creating the buildings, neighborhoods and cities that will house them is a task of a magnitude unprecedented in human history.  However, these numbers, as daunting as they are, ...
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