TAPplications: Pasto Creates “Street Superblocks” for Sustainable Urban Mobility

This blog series presents some of the applications to the Transformative Actions Program, to show you how cities are “tapping” their potential for sustainability. For more information on the TAP, please visit the website. The city of Pasto, Colombia, currently suffers from a fragmented and disjointed urban transportation system. Infrastructure for pedestrians and bikes is 

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Reducing Emissions from the Transport Sector: Still a Forgotten Issue in Global Negotiations?

Guest post by Paula Perez Muleiro, European TK’Blue Agency Transport represents 26 percent of global CO2 emissions, and this sector is one of the few where emissions are still growing. Last May, at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, the United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon asked transport ministers from around the globe to intensify their efforts 

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Cities in Action: South Korea’s First Ever “Transit Mall”

With a view to addressing severe traffic congestion in one of its downtown streets, the City of Daegu introduced a public transport-only district or ‘transit mall’ in 2003. The implementation of the project was delayed several years because of financial shortages and opposition among local residents and businesses. The City was finally able to establish 

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8 Days to the World Congress: A U-turn on Automobile Dependency?

Increasing levels of congestion, poor air quality, reduced road safety, lack of footpaths and reduction in the number public spaces are signs of increasing priority being given to personal automobiles. Several cities perceive increasing motorisation as an inevitable trend, and to cope with the change they provide infrastructure for automobiles, thus fuelling the growth. This 

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ICLEI Links: 20 March 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of ICLEI Links, our roundup of sustainability-related news and commentary from around the web! We missed a week last week…but in our defense, we are very busy preparing our World Congress 2015! Thanks to all on Twitter and elsewhere for sharing stories. ICLEI Stories ICLEI Global Executive Committee 2015-2018 established 

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