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"Mobility in Sao Paolo" by Anneli Lucia Tostar

In 2013, cities across Brazil erupted in riots over something perhaps unexpected: bus fares. Sparked by a $0,20R hike in bus fare in São Paulo and instigated by previous demonstrations by Movimento Passe Livre (the "Free Rider Movement"), paulistanos took to the streets and demanded changes to the transportation system.

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Mobility Technologies and the Future of Streets

On March 19th, TUT-POL co-sponsored the debate, “Will Shared, Electric and Automated Vehicles Deteriorate or Ameliorate Pedestrian Qualities of Streets?”

The event was part of the debate series, "The Cities and Technology," which  invites speakers at the nexus of city design and technology to discuss products, tools and technologies that are impacting cities.

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Mobility For All By All

On March 10th, 2018, TUT-POL Senior Research Associate Lily Song spoke with the Creative Reaction Lab's Community Design Apprentices about the role of politics in advancing equitable mobility and access in St. Louis, Missouri as part of the Spring 2018 program. "Mobility for All By All."

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Tartu Public Transport 2030

Last month on May 10th, 2017 the TUT-POL team participated in the conference, "Tartu Public Transport 2030," hosted by the mayor of Tartu, Estonia with the aim of promoting citizen friendly and sustainable public transportation. In recent months, the City of Tartu has been confronting questions of how to shape the urban public transport system to be consistent with the accelerating pace of life and development objectives of the city.

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Publications on the Vienna Case Study

TUT-POL's Vienna case study writers, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher, have published two articles based on their research of the Vienna case study for TUT-POL. One article was written along with TUT-POL Advisory Board Chair Alan Altshuler in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Taylor & Francis) titled, "Vienna's Path to Sustainable Transport." The second article, published in the Transport Reviews Journal is titled, "Reducing Car Dependence in the Heart of Europe: Lessons from Germany, Austria and Switzerland."

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Presentation in Tallinn

TUT-POL Senior Researcher Lily Song gave a presentation in Tallinn on "The future of sustainable transport and urban development in Tallinn," which were followed by a panel discussion with a member of parliament and someone from the city government.

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Sense and the City.

In the most recent issue of the RICS's (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) publication Modus, TUT-POL Project Director Diane Davis sits down with Christopher Swope, Nicholas You, and Mark Watts to discuss what kind of leadership our cities require in this age of urbanization. Davis uses TUT-POL case study examples such as Stockholm, New York, Mexico City, and San Francisco in the article to answer questions like, "Where does good city leadership start? Is it always with a Mayor?" and "Why is continuity so important and where does it come from?" to name a few. 

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David van Traa and Urban Transformation in Amsterdam

The TUT-POL team convened a group of transport and urban planning practitioners, professors and students with David van Traa on Tuesday, November 15th, to discuss implications from Boston's Big Dig and other pathbreaking urban transport policies and projects as he takes on a large infrastructure project in Amsterdam: Zuidasdok. 

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