Green Moves: Medellin Cable Cars, San Francisco Parking Reform
Two cities renowned for hilly terrain and cable cars share in international prize for sustainable transport.
The shared award places the two cities in an elite group of urban innovators honored over the past eight years by ITDP, an international nonprofit that works with cities to reduce greenhouse gases and improve the quality of urban life. The judges, who selected the winning cities over finalists Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Cape Town, South Africa, included experts from organizations including the Clean Air Institute for Latin America, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (the German Society for International Cooperation, known as GIZ), and The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport, EMBARQ.
Despite the similar landscapes of the 2012 winning pair, the two cities—and their transport systems—are worlds apart.
In San Francisco, which has a cable-car system that dates back to