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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
  • Catch ITDP at the Bonn Climate Change Conference

    Catch ITDP at the Bonn Climate Change Conference Ramon Cruz from ITDP will be presenting at a Bonn Climate Conference side event titled “Strengthening Leadership on Low-Carbon Transport to Deliver Long Term Climate Goals“. This side event, organized by ITDP and ZEW, presents a vision for the decarbonization of the transport sector developed by the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC), which counts ... Read More
  • Meet Richard Liu, ITDP’s New Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia

    ITDP is pleased to announce new leadership in our east and southeast Asia region. Richard Liu joins our team as Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia. Richard will be based in Guangzhou, at ITDP China’s offices, and will also provide oversight and guidance to our projects in Indonesia, working with ITDP Indonesia Director Yoga ... Read More
  • Three Revolutions in Urban Transportation

    Three Revolutions in Urban Transportation There can be an 80% cut in CO2 emissions if cities embrace 3 revolutions (3R) in vehicle technology: automation, electrification, and, most importantly, ride sharing. Analysis from ITDP and UC Davis shows 3R synergy provides 40% reduction in urban vehicle transportation costs globally by 2050. Ride-sharing and renewable energy sources critical to its success. As the transportation ... Read More
  • Mexico City Hosts Sixth World Bike Forum

    Mexico City Hosts Sixth World Bike Forum From April 19-23rd, Mexico City hosted thousands of people from over twenty countries to participate in the 6th edition of the World Bike Forum, under the slogan: handmade cities. This forum was a direct result of all the knowledge and collaboration inherited by the first host cities; Porto Alegre and Curtitiba, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile. The concept ... Read More
  • ‘Philly Free Streets’ and the International Open Streets Movement

    'Philly Free Streets' and the International Open Streets Movementby Daniel Paschall Which of the two images above shows a public space? Technically both. But they are two very different approaches to what makes a public space, and they beg larger questions for all cities. Which public space is more inviting? Which one looks like a place for all people? Which public space gives more ... Read More
  • Millennials Weigh Their Transport Options in Car-Centric America

    Millennials Weigh Their Transport Options in Car-Centric America Nneka Njoku, Communications Associate from ITDP Global, reflects on her transport experience as a millennial in the Twin Cities and interviews fellow millennials to hear their views on the issue. “My impression of the United States was Route 66. I’ve seen so many photographs. And I had this idea that you can ride in the car and ... Read More
  • Nominate Your City for the 2018 Sustainable Transport Award

    Nominate Your City for the 2018 Sustainable Transport AwardSTAWARD.ORG The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, together with an international committee of development and transport experts, invites you to nominate your city for the Annual Sustainable Transport Award. Nominations are now open and will be accepted online at staward.org until April 17, 2017. This year, Santiago, Chile, won for major improvements in pedestrian space, cycling, ... Read More
  • Premier International Sustainable Transport and Development Summit to Feature Santiago, Chile

    Premier International Sustainable Transport and Development Summit to Feature Santiago, Chile High profile International Speakers from Government, NGOs, and Research Institutions Partnering with Santiago Officials to Inspire Replication of Transport Best Practices. For three days in June, 200 urban transport and development planners, practitioners, and officials, world-class researchers, and NGO representatives will convene in Santiago to share opportunities, challenges, and study the example of Santiago as an ... Read More
  • The Art of Being a Local in Medan, Indonesia

    The Art of Being a Local in Medan, Indonesia Fani Rachmita from ITDP Indonesia reports from Medan about working closely with people from the Indonesian ethnic group, Batak, to incorporate BRT into the city’s transport landscape. With more than 13,000 islands, even fellow Indonesians can feel like foreigners in the world’s largest archipelago nation. The islands vary widely in language and culture, which can complicate efforts ... Read More

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