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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
  • How Mexico City Became A Leader in Parking Reform

    How Mexico City Became A Leader in Parking Reform This post is available in Spanish on ITDP Mexico’s website here.  On July 11, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City announced the “limitation of parking spaces in the city construction code”. This new norm changes minimum parking requirements to maximum depending on the land use of the construction. This puts Mexico City, the largest city ... Read More
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Wins 2018 Sustainable Transport Award

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Wins 2018 Sustainable Transport Award Dar es Salaam is the first African City to win the STA Moscow, Russia will receive an Honorable Mention Dar es Salaam, a city of five million, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, a major economic hub in East Africa and a major port city on the Indian Ocean. Over the last year, ... Read More
  • The New & Improved TOD Standard

    The New & Improved TOD Standard  ITDP thanks our partners, the Ford Foundation, for their support of the new TOD Standard as an important resource to create equitable, transit centered cities around the world. The TOD Standard stands for the rights of all to access the city: to walk and cycle safely, to easily and affordably reach the most distant destination through rapid ... Read More
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  • MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Paula Bisiau, Department of Transport- Buenos Aires

    MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Paula Bisiau, Department of Transport- Buenos AiresBRT now plies Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world (Andrzej Otrebski, Wikimedia Commons) With the recent election of former mayor Mauricio Macrí as president, the city of Buenos Aires should now have greater support from the Argentine government. Down at the local level, meanwhile, the city of 3 million continues to push ... Read More
  • How Can We Use Data to Improve Cities?

    How Can We Use Data to Improve Cities? The world is in the midst of a data explosion. This has the potential to transform cities in many ways by helping to plan for new transport infrastructure and urban growth, and better utilize existing infrastructure and services. Yet, many urban planning experts are finding that cities are not fully benefiting from these opportunities. The old paradigm of ... Read More
  • The BostonBRT Station Design Competition Winners

    The BostonBRT Station Design Competition Winners The BostonBRT Station Design Competition is an ideas competition for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations in Boston.  The competition created an opportunity for designers to showcase creative, innovative and inspiring modern design for a critical part of the BRT System: The Station. BostonBRT challenged the design community to think beyond the traditional bus stop and bring ... Read More
  • Join ITDP Today

    Join ITDP Today While some world leaders deny that our climate is changing, Mexico City is sinking. Increased heat and drought, exacerbated by the emissions of millions of vehicles in the world’s most congested city, are worsening water shortages in Mexico’s capital. As drilling goes deeper and deeper for more water, Mexico City’s foundation is eroding and causing the ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Santiago Speaker Series: Simon Lusby, Transport for London

    MOBILIZE Santiago Speaker Series: Simon Lusby, Transport for London Special Roundels on the Piccadilly Line to mark the beginning of Night Tube service © Transport for London Founded in 1863, the world-famous London Underground, also known as the Tube, may just be the planet’s most iconic subway system, from its “mind the gap” warning to its circular red logo to its storied history as a ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Santiago Speaker Series: Daniel Chatman

    MOBILIZE Santiago Speaker Series: Daniel Chatman Aerial view of Houston, Texas Transportation scholar Daniel Chatman’s latest research builds on two decades of experience looking largely at the U.S. context. Chatman has studied how people get to their jobs and what that means for metropolitan economies. He has investigated traffic patterns, job sprawl, and mortgage subsidies for homes in high-density neighborhoods with good ... Read More

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