"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Friday, April 3, 2015


Location: International

Website: www.thecityfix.com

TheCityFix is an online resource for learning about the latest in sustainable urban mobility and planning. Launched in 2007, the site connects a global network of writers, urban planners, designers, engineers, and citizens who work to make cities better places to live. The blog is produced by EMBARQ, a not-for-profit program of the World Resources Institute that works to catalyze and help implement environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable transport and urban planning solutions.

Since 2002, the EMBARQ network has grown to include six centers – based in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Turkey – that work together with local authorities, businesses and national governments to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe and accessible urban environments.

TheCityFix relies on this international community and other volunteer contributors to provide a global, multi-disciplinary perspective to its coverage of issues relating to urban sustainability.and policies that help advance sustainable urban mobility and planning, with a strong focus on scalable and replicable solutions for cities in the developing world. Launched in 2007, the site produced by EMBARQ connects a global network of writers, urban planners, designers, engineers, and citizens who work to make cities better places to live.

TheCityFix covers key happenings in sustainable transport and urban planning, with a focus on the following topics:

Integrated Transport – advanced bus systems, rail, metro, bicycling, walking, fuels and technology.

Urban Development + Accessibility – land use, urban design, infrastructure, public space

Climate Change– local pollution, air quality, global CO2 emissions, climate adaptation

Health + Road Safety – public health, quality of life,  active transport, non-communicable diseases

Communications – branding, mapping, visualization, user engagement, photography, video, trends.

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