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By Peter Newman / On August 10th, 2016

The agenda for cities of the future is to have more sustainable transport options available so that a city can indeed reduce its traffic whilst reducing its greenhouse gases 50 percent by 2050 (the global agenda set through the International Panel on...

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By CC Huang, Hallie Kennan / On August 4th, 2016

As Donald Trump likes to say, “China is beating us on everything.” While that’s a debatable proposition, there is one area where China is far ahead of the United States, and that’s in resilient transportation systems.

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By Jeffrey Kenworthy, Matthew Bradley / On July 18th, 2016

For years now cities worldwide have been talking about policies to reduce car use, especially in peak periods. These policies have proven about as popular with politicians and the general population as a cold shower in winter or a frontal lobotomy.

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By Matt Solomon / On May 19th, 2016

On April 27, Island Press teamed up with NACTO, Strong Towns, CUES at Florida Atlantic University, and the Transportation and Land Development Committee of TRB to present a webinar highlighting NACTO’s ...

By Gaelle Gourmelon / On May 12th, 2016

Can cities shift their systems and structures to become sustainable? This is the second of two  sneak peeks into the newest State of the World publication, ...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 15th, 2016

As cities strive to become more sustainable, livable, and healthy, they are increasingly becoming multi-modal. In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But most of these trips are on...

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By Mike Lydon / On April 6th, 2016

Maybe you've heard about Tactical Urbanism—a neighborhood building approach that harnesses the ingenuity and spirit of communities to quickly improve city life. If these projects inspire you, it's probably time to launch an intervention of your own.

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By Matt Solomon / On March 9th, 2016

On Monday, February 8, Island Press hosted a webinar for its San Francisco Bay Area partners featuring international sustainability expert Peter Newman and ...

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 19th, 2016

Last week, President Obama had this to say about the future of transportation at his final State of the Union Address...

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By Katharine Sucher / On January 13th, 2016

Options like Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, and bikesharing have some people stepping out of their cars and turning to alternative modes of transportation.

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