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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
  • ITDP to Host Innovative Data Symposium in Partnership with Microsoft

    ITDP to Host Innovative Data Symposium in Partnership with Microsoft The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, in partnership with Microsoft, is pleased to announce the development of a new, innovative data symposium. The event aims to bring together various organizations to discuss the potential of new urban metrics and to solve pressing urban sustainability and transportation challenges—with the goal of identifying new data sources ... Read More
  • Interview with Dan Chatman: Integrating Public Transport with Bus Rapid Transit in Developing Cities

    Interview with Dan Chatman: Integrating Public Transport with Bus Rapid Transit in Developing Cities Meeting of the Minds, a global knowledge sharing platform, spoke with Dan Chatman of UC Berkeley’s Department of City and Regional Planning about the integration of paratransit services with Bus Rapid Transit around the world.  Dr. Chatman studies travel behavior and the built environment, residential and workplace location choice, “smart growth” and municipal fiscal decision ... Read More
  • Is Your City Made for You?

    Is Your City Made for You? Urban populations all over the world are soaring, with cities expected to add up to 2.5 billion more people by 2050. While cities are booming as economic and social centers, resources and opportunities are too often concentrated in high-income areas—pushing less affluent communities farther and farther away from the city center and from basic services ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Transport Justice: Designing Fair Transportation Systems

    [WEBINAR] Transport Justice: Designing Fair Transportation Systems About the Webinar ITDP has been working to more deeply engage with researchers in the transport, urban development, and related sectors in an effort to aid practitioners in the field. To that end, we are hosting a webinar, free and open to the public, with Karel Martens, who will present core elements for transport planning based ... Read More
  • Reclaiming Streets: Pedestrian Only Test Run Marks New Beginning in Pune

    Reclaiming Streets: Pedestrian Only Test Run Marks New Beginning in Pune “If we play in our backyard, the shuttlecock always falls into a neighbor’s compound!”, complained little Anaya and Avani, residents of Aundh, Pune. In a city that is getting more congested by the day leaving behind fewer playgrounds, Anaya and Avani are joined by other Pune locals in grumbling about a lack of open public ... Read More
  • ITDP at Habitat III

    ITDP at Habitat III About Habitat III Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.  In Resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to ... Read More
  • ITDP’s New “People Near Rapid Transit” Metric Shows the World’s Biggest Metro Regions Serve Only Half Their Populations—At Best—with Mass Transit

    ITDP’s New “People Near Rapid Transit” Metric Shows the World’s Biggest Metro Regions Serve Only Half Their Populations—At Best—with Mass Transit New ITDP Study Measures Percentage of Residents Who Live Close to  Rapid Transit, A Major Factor in Limiting Climate Change and Making Cities More Equitable Many of the world’s most important cities are expanding rapidly without adequate transportation planning, according to a new report released today by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). The ... Read More
  • How Cell Phones Can Improve Transportation in Africa: An Interview with Jacqueline Klopp

    How Cell Phones Can Improve Transportation in Africa: An Interview with Jacqueline Klopp Jacqueline M. Klopp is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University. A political scientist by training, she previously taught the politics of development for many years at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the political economy of sustainable land use, ... Read More
  • Interview with Richard Barone: Strategies for Moving Goods in Metropolitan Areas

    Interview with Richard Barone: Strategies for Moving Goods in Metropolitan Areas Meeting of the Minds, a global knowledge sharing platform, spoke with Richard Barone of Regional Plan Association (RPA) about the hidden but critical issues of freight and goods movement in cities around the world. In his role as Vice President for Transportation at RPA, Mr. Barone is responsible for the organization’s transportation portfolio in the areas ... Read More
  • Is The U.S. Ready to Choose Affordable Housing Over Mandatory Parking?

    Is The U.S. Ready to Choose Affordable Housing Over Mandatory Parking? With numerous metropolitan regions in the U.S. facing affordable housing issues, some cities are tackling the issue by revising off-street parking requirements, which, in their current form, contribute to the increasing costs of housing. In February, the New York City the Department of City Planning proposed to eliminate mandatory parking requirements for certain housing types within a ... Read More

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