By synthesizing existing literature and utilizing four detailed case studies, a new report from EMBARQ explores how bus rapid transit can impact the quality of life, productivity, health, and safety of city residents.
Dec 12, 2013 TheCityFix
One year after it hosted the World Cup, South Africa is looking at empty and expensive stadia and a persistent debt that's causing some to regret hosting the soccer tournament.
Jul 26, 2011 The New York Times Magazine
Minibus drivers in Johannesburg, South Africa, were not happy about plans to build a city-wide bus rapid transit system, worrying it would take their business away. After sometimes violent debates, the drivers have compromised with the city.
May 31, 2011 Citiscope
Gold mining was an integral part of what made the city of Johannesburg, South Africa one of the most economically important cities on the continent. But as mining winds down, some are trying to find new ways to use the landscape of mining operations.
Mar 4, 2011 Places
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix reviews some of the most innovative and sustainable transit systems from around the globe that made their debut over the last twelve months.
Dec 29, 2010 TheCityFix
The 2010 World Cup has ended in South Africa. What's left behind are a number of physical and cultural legacies that will be both landmark developments and potential economic hazards. Exclusive
Aug 2, 2010 By
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa has caused the creation or redesign of ten stadia. <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> offers this list of four of the most interesting stadia and what future these expensive buildings may have.
Jun 14, 2010 The Architect's Newspaper
Timed to open near the start of the country's World Cup, the new Gautrain high speed rail system has launched in Johannesburg.
Jun 8, 2010 BBC
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at some of the new public transit systems that have been built in South Africa ahead of this year's World Cup.
Jun 4, 2010 The City Fix
You really need to almost get hit by a car to feel like a true Johannesburg pedestrian. That's the way it goes here. A huge, sprawling greater metropolitan area of about 10 million people covering more than 600 square miles, the city is built for the car. And if you're not in one, good luck.
May 31, 2010 By