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Marcus Khoury

Pontevedra, Spain Increases Downtown Livability by Reducing Vehicle Access

by Marcus Khoury

It’s a city where the car is unobtrusive, a city with neither noise nor fumes, where children can play in the street and people with reduced mobility can access businesses and services easily. Is it a utopia? No, it is t... Read article

Casablanca, Morocco Inaugurates its New Casa-port Train Station

by Marcus Khoury

His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco recently inaugurated the new train station of Casa-port, which is a crowning achievement for the national transportation network’s modern heritage. The first of its kind in Morocco... Read article

Plans to Demolish Architectural Heritage in Brussels, Belgium

by Marcus Khoury

A project not adapted to existing buildings could potentially have its building permit request denied. In March 2013, ARAU was alerted by a group of locals that the HUB (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel) was planning to “... Read article

Paris, France Aims for Bicycle Trips to Account for 15% of Transport by 2020

by Marcus Khoury

More parking spaces for bikes, new bike paths on the main roadways, widespread 30km/h zones, and possibly wider bicycle paths or even banning automobile traffic surrounding markets; these are some of the measures include... Read article

Welcoming Community Involvement (and More) in Rennes, Brittany, France

by Marcus Khoury

On the first Wednesday of the new school year, some kids show their pride by rolling up their sleeves and working.-Could I use the wheelbarrow?-We have to lay down the soil without making holes.-Yes, but it’s... Read article

The View at High Tide: Normandy's Mont Saint-Michel New Walkway and Pier

by Marcus Khoury

The high tides of September 2014 are an ideal opportunity to discover the new bridge built by Dietmar Feicthtinger Architects, which was opened to pedestrians in July. In several months, after the disappearance of the ol... Read article

Bicycle Use in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France: A Precarious Future?

by Marcus Khoury

Is the number of people who use the bicycle as a form of transportation becoming larger and larger in the Toulouse metropolitan area? It would appear so based on reading the figures gathered and published by two loca... Read article

Laval, Quebec, Canada: Far From Being a Model of Active Transportation

by Marcus Khoury

While the majority of Laval’s residents go to work by automobile, Florent Dufort leaves his house on bike every morning in order to go to work in the Quartier des spectacles neighborhood in downtown Montreal. “In Laval, ... Read article

Rabat, Morocco to Undergo "City of Lights" Transformation by 2017

by Marcus Khoury

Long confined to the status of an administrative city, Morocco’s capital dreams of becoming an international city of culture and knowledge. In the minds of Casablanca’s residents, Rabat is a city where nothing happens, l... Read article

Parking Day 2014 in Quebec City, Canada: Re-imagining a Neighborhood

by Marcus Khoury

The sixth annual PARK(ing) Day is right around the corner. On September 19, the non-profit transportation organization Accès Transports Viables (Access Viable Transports) will invite the population of Quebec City to thin... Read article

Bordeaux, France to Host Mobility Challenge During European Mobility Week

by Marcus Khoury

The 4th Mobility Challenge will be held on September 18th in the French region of Aquitaine. The goal of this event is to encourage employees to use sustainable forms of transportation to go to work. The urban areas of B... Read article

Montreal Initiates Global Movement of Urban Agriculture Summer Schools

by Marcus Khoury

A survey conducted last year by the City of Montreal revealed that 42% of citizens practice urban agriculture. More than simply gardening, urban agriculture is a social movement that can service as an educational tool an... Read article

Taking Inspiration from Central Park: The European Quarter of Brussels, Belgium

by Marcus Khoury

A “Central Park” for Brussels? Busy in her office in the city’s Place Royale, Marie-Laure Roggemans stops for a bit when someone says these magic words. “I always think about it,” she says while smiling behind her large ... Read article

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