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Seth Kerr describes how new policies slowly tackle Nairobi’s gridlock and make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogotá from 1998 to 2001, is credited with bringing major changes to the Colombian capital, including the library system, parks, BRT and improving hundreds of poor schools.

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Voted out of town on a rail

How a poorly maintained rail system drove LA voters into the hands of the automobile.

Taking the car out of Corbusier

Henrik Valeur presents a well-developed proposal to turn one "sector" in Chandigarh into a car-free area, and the confused behaviour of the authorities attempting to implement the idea.

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