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We are happy to welcome Juan José Arrué to CDG, who is joining us as Project Coordinator for projects in Mexico, Peru and elsewhere in Latin America.

CDG Director Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP presented at the IX Congreso Internacional de Transporte Sustentable (International Congress for Sustainable Transportation) organized by CTS Embarq México, a Mexican NGO that is part of the EMBARQ-WRI international network of Centers for Sustainable Transport and which acts as a social, financial and environmental catalyst in the search for solutions to problems of urban mobility.

CDG Director Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP presented at the first International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, held from June 19 to 22, 2013 at the University of Washington's College of Built Environments, in Seattle.

The Symposium brought together academics, designers, policy makers and advocates to envision the 20-30 year future of bicycle-friendly cities.

CDG Director Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP is teaching a new graduate-level course on Sustainable Transportation at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The course explores techniques, best practices and methods for pedestrian and bicycle planning, including how to better integrate sustainable transportation options into our present transportation context and developing mobility frameworks that improve the social, economic and environmental sustainability of our cities.

CDG continued a successful set of collaborations with Minneapolis Public Schools and Arts for Academic Achievement. During the 2011-2012 school year, we worked closely with teachers and 5th grade students at Emerson Spanish Immersion School to explore urban planning and design topics. The classes were structured around a larger community dialogue called "Plan it Hennepin” which sought to imagine a re-energized and refreshed Hennepin Avenue as a walkable and unified cultural corridor stretching from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to the Mississippi Riverfront.

CDG Director Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP recently completed a Sustainble Mobility course offered through the United Nations' Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The sixteen-week course, "Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries," was geared to practicing design professionals working to improve their cities' orientation to sustainable mobility and development.  The course was taught by Niklas Sieber, PhD, a German Transport Economist and Regional Planner working in spatial planning and transport economics in industrialized and developing countries.

We know that bikeshare systems can quickly gain success and become important components of the transportation landscape of major cities - but can they also serve the needs of medium and smaller cities?