In the early days, Curitiba’s urban planners foresaw the impact of a growing population and automobile traffic, which was expected to lead to unchecked development and congested streets. Such daunting prospects prompted city officials and urban planners to adopt a new Master Plan, which aimed at building the city in a more sustainable way.
Brisbane residents love our river, but we're equally aware that it's a big barrier to being able to move around freely between different parts of the city. Recent years have seen the construction of a number of dedicated cycle/pedestrian bridges (the Goodwill Bridge and Kurilpa Bridge), and construction of dedicated cycle/pedestrian on other road bridges (the Leo Hielscher Bridges and Eleanor Schonell Bridge), but there are still some more bridges needed, to deliver good cycle (and walking) connectivity to the city.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for...
At the NCGE conference, noted author Harm De Blij mentioned a daring project that would link Eastern South America with the Pacific as engineers were planning to tunnel under the Andes mountains. Here is a link to an article on this intermodal transportation project that would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic. Government officials in both Argentina and Brazil have described the project as a matter of "national interest."
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