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Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 08:30
The European Commission has published its bi-annual report on the European Rail Market which highlights that, despite strong growth in the rail sector, more can still be done in several key areas. The report finds that open competition and increased public tendering deliver better services for passengers and better value for taxpayers. This is particularly crucial as Europe's railways receive €... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:24
The Greater London Authority's (GLA) new Transport & Health research report  "TRANSPORT AND HEALTH IN LONDON - The main impacts of London road transport on health" was launched on June 6th at the Hackney Cycling Conference. The report gives an overview of the key findings of a research on travel impacts on health, and answers to questions such as which are the greatest hazards to our health,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:14
If you build integrated walking and bicycling networks into a community’s transportation system, will people use it? That’s what Congress wanted to know nearly a decade ago when it established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. Through the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided over $25 million each to four pilot... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:27
LEED in Motion is a report series from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides a holistic snapshot of the green building movement and the most widely used green building rating system in the world: USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This industry report is aimed at equipping readers with the numbers and insight they need to build a strong case for... Read more
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:36
The Multidimensional Poverty Index or MPI is an international poverty measure developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) for the United Nations Development Programme’s flagship Human Development Report in 2010. The innovative index reflects the multiple deprivations that a poor person faces with respect to education, health and living standards. Source: Oxford Poverty... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 08:51
Four hundred and twenty-two local and subnational governments from 44 countries serving 12 percent of the world’s urban population are on track to trustworthiness, according to the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) 2013 Annual Reportreleased today at the ongoing UN Bonn Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany. “Global transparency builds trust in local and subnational governments and... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:05
The UCGS covers both the "what" and the "how" of local action on climate change. Capturing key information on cities' climate plans, targets, and projects, it provides the most up-to-date portrait of urban responses to climate change. It is also the first to explore in detail how local government, civil-society, and private sector actors come together to move local climate change initiatives... Read more
Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:20
The outcomes of the WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII) suggest that all cities seeking to realize their sustainability objectives can benefit from engaging with business early in the planning and strategy development process. Early engagement leverages the capability of business to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex, cross-cutting urban sustainability challenges... Read more
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:53
Over 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths could have likely been prevented with safer street design, according to this report. Source: Smart Growth America NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 14:56
A recently released report bt UN-Habitat suggests that taking advantage of streets as the natural conduits that connect slums with the city can be a driving force for citywide slum upgrading.  Historically, governments have implemented slum upgrading projects and programmes of varying scale and scope.  Despite the wealth of experience and knowledge, the growth of slums and the multiplication of... Read more