There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for sustainable mobility in cities. As the Index demonstrates, mobility challenges differ from city to city and vary according to geographical, ecological, economic and political factors. In this section, we outline some of the top trends in urban mobility as well as looking to the future to provide food for thought for those responsible for their city’s mobility.
Well-established European cities dominate the top of the overall ranking making up 16 of the top 20 positions. They are joined by the advanced Asian cities of Singapore (in second place), Seoul (7th) and Hong Kong (16th) as well as Australia’s capital, Canberra (18th). Cities around the world are living at extremes, not balancing these pillars of sustainability. While taking the lead in some areas, cities often sit lower in one area of sustainability. How can cities do more to ensure that as they develop and implement strategies and policies to address the considerable challenges they face – from environmental to socio-economic – they do so in a way that puts people first and at the forefront of their sustainability?
It’s an interactive transportation planning game that lets players alter the NYC subway system to their heart’s content. Players can choose to start from scratch or one of several NYC subway maps (including present-day, maps dating back to the early 1900s, or maps from the future). They can build new stations and lines to expand the system to new areas, or tear it down and redesign the whole thing.
The cards are designed to help stakeholders at all levels — citizens, planners, and officials — prioritise and explore issues that will shape the future of their city and explore the notion of city vitality thinking.
Phoenix has half the population of Hong Kong. but it’s built up area is five time bigger. Hong Kong there can be more than 30,000 people living per square kilometre, it’s over 10,000 in New York, nearly 5,000 in London, and close to 1,200 in Beijing. Hong Kong’s neighbour, Shenzen, has experience a population growth of over 3000% in the past 30 years. In the past 30 years…