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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 ... Read More
  • [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
  • 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
  • Bucheon: A People-Friendly Vision

    Bucheon: A People-Friendly VisionBy Beatrice Ch’ng, Ecomobility Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability The City of Bucheon, located between Seoul and Incheon in the western part of South Korea, is a charming and bustling city. It prides itself on being a center of culture, information, and industry. Approximately 55 sq km, Bucheon is home to almost 900,000 people, ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 601: Business Plans

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 601: Business Plans Presented on Wednesday, November 14, 2018   About the Webinar This webinar will review the administrative and business planning processes for BRT system development as laid out in Volume 4 of the BRT Planning Guide. Walter Hook will discuss key elements for a successful BRT project administration and system management. Attendees will gain insight into typical BRT business plans ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 501: Integration

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 501: Integration Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9am EST | 4pm EAT ::: RSVP ::: About the Webinar This is the fifth installment of the BRT Planning Guide webinar series. A key component of BRT planning and design is the provision of convenient and secure access for pedestrians and cyclists. This webinar will explore the fundamentals of designing non-motorized transport ... Read More
  • Which Comes First, Pilot or Policy?

    Which Comes First, Pilot or Policy?Kigali, the capital and largest city of Rwanda, has become known as a best practice for urbanism and sustainable transport in Africa. The city of one million, in the mountainous center of the small, landlocked nation, has made major, transformational changes over the past decade. Regulated moto taxis and a city bus system were improved ... Read More
  • China Tackles Climate Change with Electric Buses

    China Tackles Climate Change with Electric BusesIn 2009, Shenzhen, China, a city of 12 million that links Hong Kong with mainland China, was selected as the first of 13 pilot cities for demonstration and promotion of new energy vehicles in China. This includes not only electric cars, but also electric buses. By the end of 2017, a total of 16,359 electric ... Read More
  • ITDP Resources for Global Climate Action

    ITDP Resources for Global Climate Action From September 12th-14th, ITDP joined the Global Climate Action Summit to encourage leaders to take bold actions in transport as a lever to mitigate against climate change. For 30 years, ITDP has worked for sustainable, equitable solutions to combat climate change and promote active transport and healthy urban environments. Check out some of our resources below, ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Urban Mobility in Brazil: Measures for Adaptation to Climate Change

    [WEBINAR] Urban Mobility in Brazil: Measures for Adaptation to Climate ChangeThursday, September 13, 2018 10am EST | 11am BRT   About the Webinar Building on a study conducted by ITDP Brazil in partnership with the Ministry of Cities, this webinar will discuss how urban mobility systems in Brazil face vulnerability to climate change. Clarisse Cunha Linke, Country Director of ITDP Brazil, will discuss climate change trends and projections for ... Read More
  • In Dar es Salaam, African City Leaders Reflect on MOBILIZE

    In Dar es Salaam, African City Leaders Reflect on MOBILIZE “Yesterday, I was in a session on street design … it’s the things that you see every day but you don’t think about,” said Jennifer Semakula Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority, “It takes longer to use a pedestrian bridge than it does to use a crossing on the road. I’m like, ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Fernando de Mello Franco

    MOBILIZE Speaker Series: Fernando de Mello Franco In May 2014 at 7:00 pm, São Paulo recorded the worst traffic backup in its history: 344 kilometers, covering fully 40% of the roadways monitored by the city’s traffic agency in South America’s biggest city. The next month, then mayor Fernando Haddad heralded the city’s new strategic master plan, which called for limits on parking ... Read More

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