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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
  • MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Simon Kalolo

    MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Speaker Series: Simon KaloloWhen schoolchildren in Dar es Salaam don’t have to fear every time they cross the road after the final bell rings, they can thank Simon Kalolo. He’s a program officer with Amend, sub-Saharan Africa’s leading road safety NGO, which started a program called School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) now underway in ten ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Transformative TOD: Policies and Politics in São Paulo

    [WEBINAR] Transformative TOD: Policies and Politics in São Paulo Thursday, May 31, 2018 11am EST Webinar Recording YouTube Link   Presentation Slides Transformative TOD: Policies and Politics in Sao Paulo   About the Webinar In this second installment of ITDP’s TOD webinar series, former Secretary of Urban Development of the City of São Paulo, Fernando de Mello Franco, will share his experience navigating political processes and events to shape public policies and shift ... Read More
  • Access For All: Policies for Inclusive TOD

    Access For All: Policies for Inclusive TOD How can we ensure that urban transport and development benefits women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities?  How can we make cities, neighborhoods and transport systems safer for all?  As more people migrate to urban centers and mega cities, can we ensure that slum dwellers benefit from economic growth and urban services? Over the ... Read More
  • Future Dallas: Targeting Sustainable Mobility

    Future Dallas: Targeting Sustainable MobilityOn April 26th, ITDP hosted a workshop in Dallas to aid coalitions of people in the city in setting a vision for shifting away from single occupancy vehicle use and towards the support of walking, cycling, and public transit. This workshop was held at a pivotal moment for Dallas. With a newly formed Department of ... Read More
  • Optimizing Dockless Bikeshare for Cities

    Optimizing Dockless Bikeshare for Cities New technologies and innovative business models continue to transform the bikeshare landscape. Some of this has been  Dockless bikeshare has already had some positive impacts, such as replacing an estimated 10% of car trips in Shenzhen, China, and increased the visibility and ubiquitousness of urban cycling in dozens of cities worldwide. Private dockless bicycle companies ... Read More
  • Creating Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists in Zambian Cities

    Creating Space for Pedestrians and Cyclists in Zambian CitiesZambia, a landlocked country in southern Africa, is home to over 16 million people.  It is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, with 44 percent of the population concentrated around a few major cities in the south-central and northwest of the country: Lusaka, the capital, and the Copperbelt Province, a major economic hub. ITDP ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 401: Infrastructure and Design

    [WEBINAR] BRT Planning 401: Infrastructure and Design Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8am EST Webinar Recording YouTube Link   Presentation Slides BRT Planning 401: Infrastructure and Design   About the Webinar In this fourth installment of the BRT Planning Guide webinar series, author Andre Frieslaar will present on “Volume 6: Infrastructure”. In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to the various components that make up the family of BRT infrastructure. These include ... Read More
  • #MyDressMyChoice: How Women Fought Harassment in Kenya

    #MyDressMyChoice: How Women Fought Harassment in Kenya On July 19, 2017, a court in Nairobi, Kenya, sentenced three men to life in prison for stripping, robbing, and violently sexually assaulting a female commuter on a public bus. The incident, which took place in 2014, rose to national attention because the men were bold enough to film themselves and post the video online. ... Read More
  • In India, the City of Pune is Making Space for Transit and People

    In India, the City of Pune is Making Space for Transit and People Pune is a flourishing green city of 6.5 million people in the western state of Maharashtra, a few hours from Mumbai. Since 2007, the city has set ambitious goals for a sustainable future, and 10 years out, there are big on-the-ground changes. In 2016, Pune was selected as one of 20 “Lighthouse Cities” under the ... Read More
  • Why Gender Matters

    Why Gender MattersThe following is an edited version of a live talk given by ITDP Brazil Country Director Clarisse Cunha Linke at the Velo-city global cycling summit in Arnhem-Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in June 2017. I saw more pregnant and elderly women on bikes in Holland in five days than I had seen in my entire life. At that ... Read More

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