Erin Kenney, Erin Staver, Maoqi Sun The City Fix July 31, 2015 A few days ago (July 28-30), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) met in California to discuss the future of personal and commercial drone use. NASA’s eagerness to deliberate on drones comes as a response to rising drone use across the … More How Drones Are Mapping Cities and Improving Road Safety
Traffic crashes claim 1.28 million each year, and will be the world’s fifth-largest cause of death by 2030 unless we improve road safety. The impact of these crashes falls disproportionally on cities in the developing world, with 90 percent of all deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In Sao Paulo, more than 1,300 people … More How to Make Cities Safer by Design
Reid Ewing and Amir Hajrasouliha Planetizen July 20, 2015 The experience of walking down a given street may have a lot to do with the micro environment of the street itself. Urban designers presume that streetscape features are important for active street life, but have little empirical evidence to back the claim. We investigated this relationship … More Which Streetscape Features Best Generate Pedestrian Activity?