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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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  • Staff Spotlight: Naomi Mwaura

    Staff Spotlight: Naomi Mwaura
    You hear a lot about the work that we do but not much about the people who make it all possible here at ITDP… until now. This is the inaugural installment of our Staff Spotlight series where we discover more about the passionate people who work to drive forward ITDP’s mission. In light of the ...
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  • Equity in Transport Mega Projects: An Interview with University College London Planning Professor Harry Dimitriou

    Equity in Transport Mega Projects: An Interview with University College London Planning Professor Harry Dimitriou
    Many medium-size cities today are projected to become big cities by 2050. Given the fast pace of change and based on your evaluation of projects around the world, how can those cities deliver needed transport infrastructure that actually benefits most people? For a national development strategy to be meaningful for middle-sized cities, those cities need to ...
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  • How Can Africa’s Growing Cities Include All Residents?

    How Can Africa's Growing Cities Include All Residents?
    Africa is in the midst of a big change. In twenty years, the continent’s urban population will double in size. In fifty, it will triple!  African cities now face the major task of adapting to this rapid influx of urban residents. How they choose to develop could lead to two potential futures for cities, countries, ...
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  • Interview with Geetam Tiwari: Mobility and Climate Solutions in Indian Cities

    Interview with Geetam Tiwari: Mobility and Climate Solutions in Indian Cities
    Geetam is the TRIPP Chair Associate Professor for Transport Planning at the Indian Institute of Technology (ITT) in Delhi and Alderbrastka Guest Professor for Sustainable Urban Transport at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 2007-2009.   She developed systems and designs that make transportation safer and more efficient, with a special focus on vulnerable road users ...
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  • Young Jakartans Explore Their City on TransJakarta

    Young Jakartans Explore Their City on TransJakarta
    Site Visit Busway is a program based in Jakarta, Indonesia aimed at promoting the city and their BRT system, Transjakarta.  Transjakarta started operations in 2004 and is one of the longest BRT systems in the world.  As of January 2016, the ridership is 320,000 passengers per day.  This program, spearheaded and executed by ITDP Indonesia staff ...
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  • Interview with Juan Carlos Muñoz: Why Bus Rapid Transit Makes Sense for Cities

    Interview with Juan Carlos Muñoz: Why Bus Rapid Transit Makes Sense for Cities
    Juan Carlos Muñoz is the Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence, Director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and Associate Professor with the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. He and Laurel Paget-Seekins edited the recently published book: “Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit”. This is his ...
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  • ITDP and TransitCenter Host Workshop in Houston

    ITDP and TransitCenter Host Workshop in Houston
    As part of ITDPs leadership and innovation program, a new year-long fellowship program for transit agency board members has been developed with TransitCenter, a U.S. foundation committed to improving urban mobility. The first cohort of transit agency board member (TABM) fellows met in Houston, Texas in March 2016 to witness and learn from Houston’s cost-neutral ...
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  • The Secret Ingredient: Institutional Capacity

    The Secret Ingredient: Institutional Capacity
    Implementing rapid transit is a complex task. Governments not only need access to funds and debt finance to build successful rapid transit infrastructure, they must also have robust institutional capacity to plan, finance, design, build, and rapid transit. There are many examples of countries that had the money for a rapid transit project but it was ...
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  • Using Debt Finance to Grow Rapid Transit Infrastructure

    Using Debt Finance to Grow Rapid Transit Infrastructure
    Rapid transit infrastructure is one of the most beneficial – and costly – investments that a city can make. Governments must often invest hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars into the design, construction, and procurement of infrastructure for rapid transit projects. Meanwhile, the economic benefits, though significant, only accrue over the course of ...
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  • Show Me the Money: How a Country Should Fund its Rapid Transit Infrastructure

    Show Me the Money: How a Country Should Fund its Rapid Transit Infrastructure
    In the coming weeks, a series of articles from ITDP will explore the detailed findings and implications of this research. The report offers key recommendations (see infographic), and helps cities identify tools to invest in smart, sustainable mobility. Money matters. For rapid transit, how money is collected, budgeted, and allocated are some of the most important factors in ...
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