Bogota’s Ciclovia: An Experiment in Democratic Use of Public Space

Every Sunday part of Bogota’s transit network transforms into a non-motor vehicle system. Instead of cars and buses, more than 100 kms of streets are filled with cyclists, rollers, skaters, joggers, and walkers of all ages, social classes, and races. In one of the most interesting expressions of democracy that has happened in Colombia, the […]

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Exploring Caribbean food culture in Cartagena de Indias: La Calle de Tripita y Media

The streets of Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia, are full of history, flavors, and colors. Both in their names and architecture, in their walls and cobbles, their balconies and doors, the streets of what is now called the old city, offer a great experience to the pedestrian. Locals and visitors enjoy the walks and are […]

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The Disorientation Effect of a Booming Town: Austin Under Construction

To experience rapid urbanization can be disorienting. Cities and towns that grow too fast have to confront the challenges of collapsing and re-designing their transportation system while keeping moving. Pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, and any other person circulating through the streets of a booming town has to learn how to confront such rapid spatial transformation and […]

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