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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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  • How to Fund, Finance, and Build Capacity for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    How to Fund, Finance, and Build Capacity for Sustainable Urban Mobility
    The questions surrounding the sustainability of cities are no longer just what to do – many sustainable solutions have been proven effective – but increasingly, they focus on the more complicated questions of how to get it done. How to get the capital and capacity to plan, finance, and implement new urban mobility infrastructure has ...
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  • In Memory of Colleen McCaul

    In Memory of Colleen McCaul
    It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague Colleen McCaul has passed away. Colleen was critical to getting the Rea Vaya BRT system opened in Johannesburg, beginning in 2006 and becoming project leader from 2008 – 2011 of a team of some 30 BRT and transportation specialists organized by GIZ. She was ...
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  • Pune, Coimbatore, Chennai Selected as India’s ‘Smart Cities’

    Pune, Coimbatore, Chennai Selected as India’s ‘Smart Cities’
    Pune, Coimbatore and Chennai have been making huge progress creating sustainable cities. Each has made great strides in recent years, laying the groundwork for even bigger changes to come. Thanks to their demonstrated successes and well-developed plans for next steps, all three have been selected for the first round of India’s national Smart Cities Mission. Right ...
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  • ITDP Attends Clinton Global Initiative 2016 Winter Meeting

    ITDP Attends Clinton Global Initiative 2016 Winter Meeting
    ITDP’s message of building clean, equitable cities anchored by sustainable transport has been championed by everyone from mayors of major cities to pedestrians in need of safer streets. Now, that message has the opportunity to reach an even larger audience through one of the world’s preeminent philanthropic organizations. This year, ITDP will participate in the Clinton Global ...
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  • Connecticut’s CTfastrak BRT a Success

    Connecticut’s CTfastrak BRT a Success
    Connecticut’s new BRT system exceeds expectations and could spur transit-oriented development By Logan Clark and Jonas Hagen Shiny green and white articulated buses glide in and out of sleek stations that protect riders from the elements. Level boarding, simple off and on-board payment, ubiquitous display signs with real-time arrival information and cleanly designed system maps further ensure a ...
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  • Chennai Celebrates Walking at the Sustainia Award Ceremony

    Chennai Celebrates Walking at the Sustainia Award Ceremony
    For the past several years, the city of Chennai has been taking bold, rational, and consistent steps towards a sustainable future. New footpaths are making walking more accessible for city residents. City leaders introduced new capacity building programs for municipal engineers. A new Car Free Sunday initiative is engaging more residents to explore their city ...
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  • TOD in Brazil: The Good, the Bad, and the Inclusive

    TOD in Brazil: The Good, the Bad, and the Inclusive
    This post is the second part in a series exploring TOD in Brazil. For a look at how outdated urban growth patterns caused problems in Brazilian cities, and how Transit-oriented Development is helping reshape cities, click here. Transit-oriented Development has gained traction in Brazil in recent years, influencing national policies, city master plans, and individual ...
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  • TOD in Brazil: A History

    TOD in Brazil: A History
    The problems faced by Brazilian cities today trace their roots to patterns of urbanization that are decades old. Growth has been marked by urban sprawl, priority for personal vehicles, socio-spatial segregation, and physical separation between jobs, housing, and opportunities. As a result, residents of Brazilian cities often must contend with long commutes, unsafe street crossings, ...
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  • Pune’s Budget Leaps Toward Sustainability

    Pune’s Budget Leaps Toward Sustainability
    Pune, a city of 3.5 million in western India, has been facing increasingly acute traffic congestion for the last several years. Growing population, wider sprawl and increasing income levels have poured two-wheelers and cars on Pune’s streets at a rate the city was not prepared for. Always finding itself in a reactive mode, the city ...
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