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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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  • 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 ...
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  • Dar es Salaam’s BRT Could Transform Urban Life in Tanzania

    Dar es Salaam’s BRT Could Transform Urban Life in Tanzania
    On May 16, Dar es Salaam launched interim services of the long-awaited Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (DART) system, the first true BRT in East Africa. DART is more than a public transport system—the corridor designs have also brought many improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. In central Dar es Salaam, the fully dedicated BRT and pedestrian ...
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  • “Smart City” Gives Wings to Ranchi’s Urban Dreams

    "Smart City" Gives Wings to Ranchi’s Urban Dreams
    Ranchi, capital of Jharkand- one of India’s youngest states, is taking incredible strides to transform itself into a livable, healthy, and sustainable city in a very short span of time. With focus on improving the quality of life for its citizens, Ranchi is embracing people-centric planning practices including strengthening public transport services, implementing a progressive ...
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  • Transforming City Transportation Landscapes Through Policy: An Interview with Harvard Professor Diane Davis (Part 2)

    Transforming City Transportation Landscapes Through Policy: An Interview with Harvard Professor Diane Davis (Part 2)
    This is Part 2 of a two-part interview series with Diane Davis.  Part 1 can be found here. Diane Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). She leads a project funded by the ...
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  • Seattle Continues to Grow Its Bus Ridership

    Seattle Continues to Grow Its Bus Ridership
    Article updated on July 5th. Third Avenue slices through the heart of downtown Seattle and passes landmarks like Benaroya Hall, a world-class symphony performance space, and The Arctic Building, once home to an explorers’ club for successful returnees from the Klondike Gold Rush. At rush hour, you won’t get a chance to admire the former’s curved glass ...
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  • Introducing CECI, an Online Tool for the Equitable and Inclusive City

    Introducing CECI, an Online Tool for the Equitable and Inclusive City
    ITDP México, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development (SEDATU), and the British Embassy in Mexico, recently launched Ciudad Equitativa Ciudad Inclusiva (CECI), an online tool that trains authorities on sustainable mobility strategies. More specifically, CECI, translating to Equitable City Inclusive City, is an online platform that allows local stakeholders in ...
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  • The 2017 International Sustainable Transport Award Winner is…

    The 2017 International Sustainable Transport Award Winner is...
    …Santiago, Chile! Windhoek, Namibia and Curitiba, Brazil will receive honorable mentions Santiago, the Chilean capital with an urban population of five million, and a metro area population of over seven million, is a beautiful old-world city enjoying a modern day renaissance. In 2006, the city opened Transantiago, an efficient service and the backbone of its transport system, ...
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  • Transforming City Transportation Landscapes Through Policy: An Interview with Harvard Professor Diane Davis (Part 1)

    Transforming City Transportation Landscapes Through Policy: An Interview with Harvard Professor Diane Davis (Part 1)
    Diane Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). She leads a project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) called “Transforming Urban Transport –­ The Role of Political Leadership” (TUT)” ...
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  • The BRT Standard

    The BRT Standard
    The BRT Standard
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  • The Metric That Can Help Cities and Nations to Work Together to Build More Sustainable Transport

    The Metric That Can Help Cities and Nations to Work Together to Build More Sustainable Transport
    For cities to grow sustainably, they need long term planning, and in most low to middle income countries, support from their national government. Although transportation needs are often identified at the city level, they are dependent on national funding or financing.  Setting rapid transit infrastructure targets is a crucial step for national governments to improve ...
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