Español | English It is clear that the rate of recycling in our cities could be higher, but it is harder to find the best mechanism to achieve it. Many policies have looked to economic solutions to incentivize a change in habits. For example, the Limpinho 3R program allows diligent users to accrue tradable points and exchange them for goods and services. Limpinho’s … [Read more...] about Recycling: The Price is Right
Is it time to take the train out of town?
Español | English Once the main transportation network, many cities in the US were formed around railroad tracks. Nowadays, what was once a sign of economic prosperity has become out of place in a growing city. Many railways now serve as passageways for occasional freight movement or have been abandoned completely. The result? A cut right through the city with negative … [Read more...] about Is it time to take the train out of town?
Downtown makes you smarter. Learning from Las Vegas
Co-authored with Winston Von Engel, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Español | English … [Read more...] about Downtown makes you smarter. Learning from Las Vegas
The Urban Dimension of Downtown Montego Bay
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Electric Bikes in Latin America: A Sustainable Transport Alternative?
In aspect and basic design, electric bikes, or e-bikes, do not differ from the traditional two-wheel, human-powered bicycle. E-bikes simply add a nifty feature to the centuries-old crank technology: a rechargeable, battery-powered motor that supplements pedaling speed for the rider in need, whether on a steep hill or during a particularly long-ride. E-bike users in Buenos … [Read more...] about Electric Bikes in Latin America: A Sustainable Transport Alternative?