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The Telegraph

Stanley Stewart

4 January 2018

Medellín, Colombia

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Medellín is a hub of growth and innovation, re-born after years of devastating violence. Building a metro system was an early step in the city’s transformation. “It was the first positive thing that had happened in th...

BBC

William Kremer

17 December 2017

London, England

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When you step on an airplane, you might not be thinking about people who use wheelchairs, neither are airlines. People who need to use wheelchairs have faced a number of challenges on airplanes, like lost and damaged ...

Christian Science Monitor

Owen Mortner

21 August 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Most bus stops have an array of ads, but in Boston one sign reads “What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment.” The message is part of a part of a public awareness campaign rolled out by the city, wh...

The American Prospect

David Dayen

17 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has faced deepening issues of severe traffic and extreme smog pollution in the past several decades, but for years intentions and promises to broadly improve transportation have fallen flat. At long last, ...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

26 June 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In heavily populated cities like Boston, the crush of the rush hour commute on public transport can be chaotic. But a number of cities have discovered a fairly easy way to significantly improve the flow of passengers ...

BBC

Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

4 June 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young adults in nearly every country around the world, but the issue receives less policy attention or funding than diseases or terrorism. One clever initiative ca...

Vox

David Roberts

22 April 2017

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is combating its rampant CO2 emissions from cars, by creating super-blocks. Super-blocks are an area within the city dedicated to pedestrians where cars can only travel at a very low speed. This model has de...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

13 April 2017

Oslo, Norway

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In the heart of one of Europe’s fastest growing capitals, cars are rapidly disappearing. To reduce pollution and build a people-first city center, Oslo has promised to ban all cars in downtown by 2019. The multi-prong...

The Globe and Mail

Oliver Moore

31 March 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto wants to improve its transit system, perhaps there are solutions that can be applied from other cities. Changing the way parking is priced, improving bus shelters, implementing more highway tolls, and having a...

How We Get to Next

Duncan Geere

7 March 2017

Medellín, Colombia

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In what was once a violent neighborhood ruled by drug cartels and fear, prosperity and community are now blossoming in Medellin, thanks to an effective new form of public transportation: cable cars. The gondola system...

How We Get to Next

Christine Ro

8 February 2017

United States

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From gender-segregated buses in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro, to more lighting and staff on Washington, D.C.’s metro system, cities around the world are taking steps to make public transportation safer for women. Some of ...

Politico

Colin Woodard

18 January 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Salt Lake City, a bipartisan coalition of public and private actors, including members of the business, industrial, religious, political, and civic communities voluntarily came together to pass an ambitious twenty ...

Politico

Colin Woodard

17 November 2016

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Burlington, Vermont counts itself as America's first all-renewable city, satisfying its energy needs through a combination of sustainably harvested pine and timber wood chips, hydroelectricity, four wind turbines, and...

Zócalo Public Square

Lisa Margonelli

19 October 2016

Huron, California, United States

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In the small immigrant farming communities of the Central Valley, many families lack access to transportation and, as a result, struggle to gain access to healthcare that can be prohibitively far away. Raiteros are re...

Metromode

Patrick Dunn

13 October 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit is a large city that doesn’t have a regional transit system. Other cities such as Cleveland, St. Louis, and Las Vegas have resolved their some of their transportation needs and are examples to learn from as De...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

19 September 2016

Tijuana, Mexico

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The city of Tijuana, situated at the border with the United States, uses an inefficient and expensive transportation system that relies on private drivers. However, with the help of multiple stakeholders, a new public...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

5 August 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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At the San Francisco headquarters of Uber, three televisions greet visitors and employees just past the check in desk. The central screen plays a video on repeat: “Moving riders, moving partners, moving newlyweds, mov...

WHYY

Jon Geeting

25 July 2016

United States

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Substitutes for city parking requirements are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Rather than using off-street parking, many housing developers now provide residents with alternatives that prom...

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Jim Saksa

24 June 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, many cities face challenges in implementing Complete Street policies to improve street and transportation safety in urban cores. The cities and organizations that have done this successfully offer ide...

Sierra Club

Melanie Haiken

8 June 2016

United States

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Tourism to National Parks throughout the U.S. has a diversity issue. Although this stems from various foundations, one area the park service has focused their attention is in transportation. From buses to trolleys to ...

Next City

Zoe Mendelson

25 February 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

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By “gamifying” the process, urban planners can crowdsource data collection. In Mexico City, members of 14 organizations—ranging from government agencies to nonprofits and consultants—launched a city-wide game, Mapatón...

The New York Times

Emma G. Fitzsimmons

15 February 2016

Bergen, New Jersey, United States

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The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, across the river from New York City, offers a look at the benefits and challenges of a street-level transit line.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Malcolm Burnley

20 October 2015

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Making Philly more accessible to college students could help keep them in the city after graduation, prolonging the economic benefit and supplying skilled workers.

Issue Media Group

Christina Sturdivant

11 September 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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As cities are flooded with new residents, parking becomes a bigger issue. Some cities, such as Denver and Cleveland, are opting against a parking lot that takes up a lot of place, and are investing in more creative id...

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Mike Lydon

20 April 2015

Dallas, Texas, United States

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A Dallas urban neighborhood was dilapidated with abandoned storefronts and offered no vitality for pedestrians. A group of artists and community members created Build a Better Block, in which local artisans and small...

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