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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
  • George Town Could Become a Malaysian Best Practice in Transport

    George Town Could Become a Malaysian Best Practice in TransportGeorge Town, a scenic Malaysian city on the island of Penang, is a culturally-significant and popular tourist destination. The city is a dense, beautiful collection of colonial-era and other historic, well-preserved architecture. Listed as a UNESCO World Culture Heritage site, George Town has long been an important center of trade in Penang, founded as an ... Read More
  • Nominate Your City for the 2020 Sustainable Transport Award

    Nominate Your City for the 2020 Sustainable Transport AwardITDP, together with an international committee of development and transport experts, invites you to nominate your city for the Sustainable Transport Award.   Nominations accepted March 1st-31st, 2019 at staward.org. Does your city deserve more recognition for new transport, street design, or policy improvements that increase mobility and improve quality of life for your residents? The Sustainable Transport ... Read More
  • The Effects of Transportation on Early Childhood Development

    The Effects of Transportation on Early Childhood Developmentby Julien Vincelot and Patrin Watanatada, Bernard van Leer Foundation If you were in Los Angeles one morning last September, you might have noticed small groups of adults making their way downtown on foot while pushing empty strollers or carrying bags of rice as heavy as an 18-month-old child. These men and women had come from ... Read More
  • Rio de Janeiro Joins Other Latin American City Leaders in Parking Reform

    Rio de Janeiro Joins Other Latin American City Leaders in Parking Reform In the beginning of 2019, the City of Rio de Janeiro approved new building codes to restrict off-street parking and promote non-motorized transport by removing parking minimums, making Rio the first Brazilian city to pass parking legislation. This ruling comes after years of advocacy by ITDP Brazil, such as the 2017 study on Rio de ... Read More
  • Fortaleza & Bucheon City Honored at 2019 Sustainable Transport Award

    Fortaleza & Bucheon City Honored at 2019 Sustainable Transport Award“Fortaleza and Bucheon are here tonight because they put in place projects that humanize their cities: putting people first.” -Michael Kodransky, Sustainable Transport Award Committee Chair On January 15, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) committee awarded Fortaleza, Brazil, with the 2019 Sustainable Transport Award and Bucheon, South Korea with an Honorable Mention for their sustainable transport ... Read More
  • As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives

    As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives Minneapolis emerges as a middle-tier mass transit role model while seven major US cities provide less than one eighth of their populations with “frequent transit” options. Many US cities are failing to connect people to jobs through mass transit, according to our new report that uses census and employment data to establish 12 new benchmarks for ... Read More
  • Fortaleza’s Progress Shows that Change is Still Possible in Brazil

    Fortaleza’s Progress Shows that Change is Still Possible in Brazil Fortaleza has shown the impact that small, low-cost interventions can have on quality of life. Pedestrian improvements such as this raised crosswalk massively improve pedestrian safety and access to the streets.  Photo: Fortaleza City Hall by Clarisse Cunha Linke, ITDP Brazil The capital of Ceará sees traffic fatalities drop to the lowest level in 15 years after creating ... Read More
  • Reclaiming the Streets of Fortaleza, Brazil (Issue 30)

    Reclaiming the Streets of Fortaleza, Brazil (Issue 30)In this vibrant issue of the Sustainable Transport magazine, we look forward to new leadership at ITDP, dive even deeper into the topic of women’s access to transit, explore progress and change in Fortaleza, learn about how transportation and early childhood development intersect, and much more! Letter from the CEO: New ITDP Leadership Embraces Old Values ... Read More
  • New Brazilian Census Questions are a Big Step Towards Improved Mobility

    New Brazilian Census Questions are a Big Step Towards Improved Mobility     Read More

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