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The Life and Death of Urban Highways: New report from ITDP and EMBARQ questions role of highways in cities
As cities in developed countries continue tearing out urban highways, a new report from ITDP and EMBARQ seeks to re-appraise the specific conditions under which it makes sense to build a new urban highway and when it makes sense to tear one down.
Sustainable urban planning: a blueprint for model Chinese cities
The world’s next generation of cities will need to overcome extreme challenges posed by population growth, congestion, and energy insecurity. China, experiencing the greatest urban population boom in human history, has already taken the first step in building sustainable cities by prioritizing low-carbon and eco cities. To succeed, these efforts must be guided by sustainable urban planning. This report, published by ClimateWorks Foundation, Calthorpe Associates, the China Sustainable Energy Program, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, synthesizes the best practices in urban planning from around the world into eight quantifiable principles.
Guangzhou's cutting edge BRT wins 2011 Sustainable Transport Award
Guangzhou, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, recently received the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award for its cutting edge BRT system, which now carries 800,000 passengers a day and connects seamlessly with the city's metro and bike-share systems. See the buses in action and learn about the system's benefits directly from its riders in this new video from Streetfilms and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, which features interviews with ITDP staff.
European parking policy takes a u-turn
European cities are reaping the rewards of innovative parking policies, including revitalized town centers; big reductions in car use; drops in air pollution and rising quality of urban life, according to Europe’s Parking U-Turn: From Accommodation to Regulation, published January 19th by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Download the report here.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the Guangzhou BRT system
Learn about how the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy worked with local officials and engineers to create the Guangzhou bus rapid transit system.
To learn more about the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, visit www.itdp.org
Our Cities, Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life
In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is launching Our Cities, Ourselves, a multimedia campaign that challenges worldwide urban sprawl and dependence on cars and promotes an alternate urban future designed around sustainability, equity, and livability.
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