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WATCH: A vision for a more cycling-friendly London

Design expert and avid cyclist Peter Murray recalls some of his favourite cycling experiences in London and considers strategies for improving cycling infrastructure in the city.

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The Lagos Tour: How easy is it to walk around Lagos?

‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that will explore Lagos using photography. This month we examined the ease of pedestrian movement in Lagos.

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What makes a 24-hour city?

The announcement of a 24-hour Night Tube in London has been welcomed by local residents and urban planners. This video published by The Economist explains the historical reasons for London’s early closing hours. It also looks at how a 24-hour city better reflects modern life and population movement in the city today.

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WATCH: Getting Animated about TOD in Mexico

TOD is a tool for combating urban sprawl. This would mean concentrating development of housing, businesses, and services around public transit stations. TOD also takes priority away from the personal automobile and allows us to walk and cycle in a connected city.

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What does the future of sustainable transport look like in Lagos?

Lagos has traditionally struggled with a lack of reliable mass transit systems and severe traffic congestion. However, more recently, the city has made strides to improve – its multimodal approach to transport investments holds great promise for the city’s commuters.

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WATCH: Portland, a Global Model of Transit-Oriented Development

Portland, the largest city in Oregon with over 600, 000 inhabitants has become a global model of transit-oriented development (TOD). A key element of TOD is the human scale – creating streets that are not only auto-friendly but also amenable to cycling and walking.

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Can transport speak to development?

Here we recap eight of the main ideas of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) for transit-oriented development.

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Top architects and planners back new London Cycle Superhighways

Some of London’s top architects and planners come out in support of new cycle superhighways for the capital.

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Our mobile-era cities: Ecuador to introduce its very own digital currency

In December 2014, Ecuador will introduce its very own digital currency. Backed 100% by government and regulated by the central bank, this digital currency – which is yet to be named – will be the first centralized national currency in the world to function digitally, and be accessed using a mobile device.

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Tackling the transport challenge: Beyond investment in mass transport systems

The emphasis during transport month always seems to focus on encouraging people to get out of their cars and into public transport. This year let’s shift the conversation slightly, towards understanding the role that transport plays in the lives of people who already use public transport and how we can create prosperous transit-oriented lifestyles more generally.

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