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WATCH : Why we have traffic congestion : A simulation of the flows of private vs other transport modes | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Cities continue to be planned around and for cars? Why? The ability to accelerate, as well as the flexible use of cars, clearly make cars appear superior over all other means of mobility-but are they?

Antoine Faye presenting Dakar's Integrated Climate Plan (PCTI) at the Cities & Regions Pavilio at COP21

FUTURE LAGOS | How African cities are tackling climate change: News from COP21

African cities are making significant progress tackling climate change. Kasope Aleshinloye reports from COP21 in Paris.


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.


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.


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.