While grappling with rapid population growth and increasing car ownership, Mexico City's Historic District finds ways to improve people's lives with sustainable urban development projects, including creating car-free streets and a "green wall" to recover public space.
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If the twentieth century was known for building highways, the twenty-first century may be known for tearing them down. A new report jointly produced by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and EMBARQ, "The Life and Death of Urban...
In the suburbs in the outskirts of Mexico City, residents like Martita are under-served by mass transit. It can take anywhere from two and a half, to three hours to commute to and from work. Unreliable service and daily breakdowns are just part of Martita's daily commute.
This documentary film tells the story of Istanbul's struggle to come to terms with accelerated population growth and car-centric policies that have dominated its development in the last five decades -- issues that are challenging megacities around the world.
Recognizing the role that auto-rickshaws play in sustainable urban transport and meeting daily commute needs in Mumbai will go a long way in improving conditions for drivers, as well as passengers, and will result in social and environmental benefits for Indian cities, as a whole.
February 2010 // Bangalore, India. Dario Hidalgo discusses the importance of bus systems, citing case studies in Delhi and Ahmedabad, India and Guadalajara, Mexico.
For Los Angeles Metro, marketing isn't just about increasing the bottom line. It's about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people's commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful.