While pandemics have always shaped our urban environments, COVID-19 has spurred discussions around the ‘end of city life’ and the role of density in healthy living. Although density enables an agglomeration of people, ideas, activities and services critical to urban life, many cities also suffer from overcrowding and poor living conditions. During this webinar, panelists…

The two largest cities in North America, New York City and Mexico City, DF, have been at the forefront of change and innovation, including transit. This webinar will discuss the challenges that both cities are facing, and what we can learn from each others’ successes and failures. ITDP CEO Heather Thompson will host a discussion…

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) will be held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The theme is Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation. Convened by UN-Habitat, the Forum is a high level, open and inclusive platform for addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanization.

Cycling is a powerful tool to improve transportation and access in cities around the world. Many international agreements encourage cycling growth as a strategy to improve air quality, and NGOs and governments have developed guidance on how to implement specific pro-cycling policies. However, it is often unclear which policies will prove most successful in different…

In cities around the world, urban highways have led to adverse effects including displaced communities, worsened air pollution, increased congestion, severed neighborhoods, and staunched economic development. Realizing that urban highways often cause more harm than good, cities are tearing down elevated viaducts and transforming them into boulevards. Notable examples include the Cheonggyecheon River project in…

Micromobility — a Macro-Solution. E-bikes, e-scooters, and other person-sized shared micromobility can help cities reduce emissions, improve access to transit, better use precious public space, and clean up urban air quality. This Climate Week event discussed how cities can maximize these benefits–changing the playing field and reducing barriers to access low carbon-intensive transport modes. Well-managed,…

About the Webinar BRT has proliferated all over the world since the 1980s. More recently, it has been pursued in cities across the US. As a viable high capacity transit system, it can move riders quickly and reliably at a fraction of the cost of rail. Yet confusion still abounds throughout the country around what…

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 end, ITDP has developed a suite of 12 indicators that can be used to benchmark sustainable mobility in cities. In this webinar,…

MOBILIZE is ITDP’s annual sustainable transport summit, which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate the implementation of sustainable transport projects. Each year, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. This year,…

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