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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
  • China’s Metro Boom Continues to Drive Rapid Transit Growth

    China’s Metro Boom Continues to Drive Rapid Transit GrowthTransit growth in Asia, particularly in China, has continued, and even accelerated in the past few years. This growth is not new, of course, Chinese cities have been adding transit rapidly over the past several decades. As of 2017, this shows no signs of slowing. ITDP looked at bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), ... Read More
  • The Challenge of Planning and Implementing TOD in Metropolitan USA

    The Challenge of Planning and Implementing TOD in Metropolitan USAby Hiroaki Suzuki, Former World Bank Lead Urban Specialist After retirement, my wife and I started to look for a place to downsize and to reduce our carbon footprint. We visited a TOD site, adjacent to Vienna station of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metro Orange Line, called Metro West (MW), located in the state ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Planning Bikeshare for Everyone

    [WEBINAR] Planning Bikeshare for Everyone   About the Webinar Cities on every continent offer bikeshare to residents and visitors alike, and the shared mode continues to spread to cities large and small, university campuses, employment centers, and even residential developments. Highly successful systems—like in Mexico City and throughout China—have helped to promote cycling as a viable and valued transport option. This webinar ... Read More
  • Future Denver: Getting People Near Frequent Transit

    Future Denver: Getting People Near Frequent Transit Denver, a mid-sized city by US standards, is one of America’s fastest-growing cities. Denver’s population is expected to increase by more than 30 percent by 2050, and the city faces the challenge of accommodating additional mobility needs. Fortunately, they have the opportunity to apply the lessons learned from their peer cities, such as Minneapolis, and ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Carolina Tohá

    MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Carolina Tohá On a clear day, the Andes mountains form a dramatic backdrop to Santiago. Those clear days are increasingly common as air quality improves and city residents can pause to admire the view with less stress about their trips around Chile’s capital now that parts of the city have made walking, biking, and transit a priority. ... Read More
  • Fortaleza, Brazil Wins 2019 Sustainable Transport Award

    Fortaleza, Brazil Wins 2019 Sustainable Transport Award Fortaleza will host the 2019 MOBILIZE Summit Bucheon City, South Korea will receive an Honorable Mention Fortaleza, Brazil a coastal city of 2.6 million in the state of Ceara, is the 5th largest city in the nation, and growing rapidly. As with many cities around the world, Fortaleza has struggled to meet their growing need for urban ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Benjamin de la Peña

    MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Benjamin de la Peña For the last decade, Seattle has been the fastest growing city in the U.S. The population boom, the city’s biggest since the 19th century Yukon Gold Rush, has strained transportation infrastructure, which relies almost entirely on surface buses without many dedicated lanes. In the 1960s and 1970s, voters turned down federal funding to build a ... Read More
  • The Online Bikeshare Planning Guide is LIVE!

    The Online Bikeshare Planning Guide is LIVE!    A resource for cities to design, plan, implement and measure the success of a bikeshare system Over the past decade, bikeshare has contributed significantly to sustainable mobility in cities: providing first-last kilometer solutions, replacing short trips made by car, and offering a unique way for residents and visitors to explore their surroundings, among other benefits. As ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Christian Benimana

    MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Christian Benimana Rwanda is fast on its way to becoming the smart city hub of Africa, with its capital Kigali positioning itself as the continent’s most innovative city, from apps to hail motorcycles to car-free zones. If any one designer sits at the center of that movement, it’s Christian Benimana, the Rwanda Programs Director for MASS Design ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] DART: Transforming Urban Mobility in East Africa

    [WEBINAR] DART: Transforming Urban Mobility in East Africa Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8am EST Webinar Recording YouTube Link   Webinar Presentation Slides Transforming Urban Mobility in East Africa   About the Webinar Dar es Salaam, a city of five million, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, a major economic hub in East Africa and a major port city on the Indian Ocean. Over the last year, Dar has ... Read More

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