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Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

Thousands Flee Floods In World Cup Host City

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Floods have killed nine people and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes while swelling rivers to record levels in so...

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

A Favela Transformed

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Favelas evolve organically and often exhibit a strong sense of community, extraordinary innovation and extensive economic activity. Only on the surface do they appear to be hopeless slums.

Curitiba: An Environmental Showcase

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Roberta Brandes Gratz

The environmental mindset can be seen across the board, even in shopping malls. Fast food eateries serve on real plates with real silverware. Styrofoam is a rarity. Stores and museum shops sell products made from recycled goods. The thinking is pervasive.

PHOTOS: Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil

Civilian | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

An architour of Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil is like a trip to Disneyland for aesthetes.

PHOTOS: Take Back The Streets! Pedestrian And Bike Only Zones

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We here at HuffPost Green adore pedestrian-only zones and bike friendly areas, which is why we decided to investigate locations around the world that ...

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Brazil's Earth Day Present: A Sustainable Energy Policy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's sustainable energy dividend is the result of generations of trust and cooperation between a strong federal government, parastatal companies and global businesses who have developed the knack of working with them.