Moving Cities

Moving Cities: Chicago

January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority and Current Ridership Numbers With a 2022 population of 9.4 million, the Chicago metropolitan area is one of the world’s largest economic hubs, serving as home to hundreds of major corporate headquarters including many Fortune 500 companies. Needless to say, that in such a region, the accessibility and quality of public […]

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Moving Cities: Pittsburgh

February 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Pittsburgh

Unique Public Transportation Infrastructure Among major American cities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania finishes in the top ten for transit ridership. Impressively, Pittsburgh’s public transit system achieved this success without a single heavy rail line: all but one of the major cities with higher transit ridership than Pittsburgh feature at least one heavy rail line (Seattle is the […]

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Moving Cities: Beijing

January 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Beijing

Beijing, the political, cultural and economic capital of China, has been growing rapidly over the last several decades. Its population has skyrocketed from 13.6 million to 21.5 million since 2000. The megacity has been challenged by problems brought on by rapid growth and an overly dense population, which has outpaced infrastructure capacity. Air pollution and […]

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Moving Cities: Florence and Siena

November 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Florence and Siena

Tuscany is renowned for its history and beauty.  Florence and Siena trace their roots to 200BC and 400BC respectively, yet both cities have adapted to the modern world which includes significant hordes of tourists descending on them to experience their history and culture and to enjoy  local cuisine. With basic historic city road structure established […]

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Moving Cities: Copenhagen

June 3, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Copenhagen

Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, is often touted as the poster child for the movement towards sustainable urbanism. It earned this superlative through its legacy of public investment and of prioritizing the elements that make a city livable, including a diverse and efficient transportation system with plentiful parks and public spaces. According to a pamphlet developed […]

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Moving Cities: Berlin

April 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Berlin

Since the fall of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has emerged as one of Europe’s cutting edge intellectual, cultural, and economic centers. For anyone interested in the evolution of transportation and development patterns, visiting Berlin is a bargain: you can see two cities for the price of one. Following WWII, significant public and private capital […]

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