background preloader

New Urbanism

New Urbanism
Related:  TransportationFuture Cities

Homepage Transforming Urban Transport Program Director: Diane Davis 2013-2016 Sponsors: Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Harvard University's Graduate School of Design is hosting "Transforming Urban Transport—The Role of Political Leadership," a research project sponsored by Volvo's Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) and led by GSD Professor Diane Davis. This project seeks to advance our knowledge of how, when, and where political leadership has been critical to the successful implementation of path-breaking transportation policies. It will do so through case study research of 8-10 cities where political leadership has been central to the adoption and implementation of significant, transformative, and innovative transportation policies in their locales. For more information, please visit the Transforming Urban Transport website.

Calthorpe Analytics Home | SAP HANA Accelerate the pace of innovation with SAP HANA – an in-memory platform that runs analytics applications smarter, business processes faster, and data infrastructures simpler…SAP HANA is the foundation for all your data needs, removing the burden of maintaining separated legacy systems and siloed data, so you can run simple in this new digital economy. ➤ Accelerate Database Processing Process transactions and analytics against a single copy of data in-memory for real-time insight ➤ Deliver More Intelligence Use advanced analytical processing for deeper insight into the past, present, and future ➤ Create Next-Generation Applications Design and deploy intuitive applications to deliver the right information at the right time to business users ➤ Integrate All Types of Data Access large volumes of data from a variety of sources to unlock insights never seen before ➤ Simplify Your IT Environment Reduce complexity with an unified, yet open, platform on premise or in the cloud

Superblocks to the rescue: Barcelona’s plan to give streets back to residents | Cities In the latest attempt from a big city to move away from car hegemony, Barcelona has ambitious plans. Currently faced with excessive pollution and noise levels, the city has come up with a new mobility plan to reduce traffic by 21%. And it comes with something extra: freeing up nearly 60% of streets currently used by cars to turn them into so-called “citizen spaces”. The plan is based around the idea of superilles (superblocks) – mini neighbourhoods around which traffic will flow, and in which spaces will be repurposed to “fill our city with life”, as its tagline says. This plan will start in the famous gridded neighbourhood of Eixample. According to several studies, air pollution alone causes 3,500 premature deaths a year in Barcelona’s metropolitan area (with a population of 3.2 million), as well as having severe effects on local ecosystems and agriculture. In Eixample, a superblock will consist of nine existing blocks of the grid.

Ley de Movilidad impulsa la regularización del transporte | Revista Magazzine Con una población superior a los 20 millones de habitantes, que genera y atrae cerca de 31 millones de viajes al día y una posesión vehicular cercana a los 6 millones de automóviles, la presión para la prestación de servicios públicos, hacen de la movilidad su gran reto, en una ciudad que rebasó hace varias décadas su dimensión racional, aseveró Jesús Padilla Zenteno, Director General de CISA-Metrobús y presidente de la Asociación Mexicana de Transporte y Movilidad (AMTM). Quien reconoció el esfuerzo de la Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal y del Gobierno del Distrito Federal (GDF) por crear un nuevo marco legal regulatorio de la movilidad con un enfoque que reconoce el derecho a la movilidad, prioriza el espacio vial y establece criterios de planeación, que anteriormente privilegiaban al automóvil. Respecto al tema del transporte público, agregó, la Ley de Movilidad señala varios elementos de fortalecimiento institucional para regularlo.

About Us 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis. Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations. Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:

Arranca remodelación en Cetram Chapultepec | AGU - Síntesis Informativa Hace GDF adecuaciones viales y retira ambulantes. Contempla proyecto pasos a desnivel, parque elevado y ramblas. La remodelación del Centro de Transferencia Modal (Cetram) Chapultepec están en marcha. Se trata de una inversión privada que alcanzará los 3 mil 440 millones de pesos para una “cirugía” mayor en la zona. Los trabajos incluyen adecuaciones viales, pasos a desnivel, túneles vehiculares, retiro de comerciantes informales y rescate de espacios. El proyecto contempla la construcción de una plaza comercial, tiendas de autoservicio, así como un complejo de oficinas y una clínica, todo en una torre de 41 niveles. Hace menos de un mes, comenzó el traslado de unos 100 ambulantes que trabajaban en las banquetas en calles como José Vasconcelos y Veracruz, en la Colonia Condesa. La acción provocó quejas de vecinos, pues algunos de los comerciantes fueron reubicados en calles como Agustín Melgar, donde hay saturación de autos. “Todo bajo una perspectiva de acceso universal”, dijo. Manuel Durán

Bob Gurr | Producers Group Imagineer Bob Gurr has always been a man on the move. And for nearly 40 years, he's helped move many happy Disney theme park guests aboard one of his own designs. As he has often quipped, "If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it." And he certainly has, developing more than 100 designs for attractions ranging from Autopia to the Matterhorn Bobsleds to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorails, and more. He attended Art Center College of Design, upon graduation in 1952, he was hired by the Ford Motor Company. In 1981, Bob retired early from Imagineering in order to launch GurrDesign, Inc. Corporation > Transportation Intelligent Travel Made Real We are a leading integrator of payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time. More » Comprehensive Services We can manage your entire fare collection operation, or parts of it, depending on your requirements. More » Collection Point Collection Point is our quarterly news magazine that sets the standard for all there is to know about revenue management in today’s transit market. More »