Live from Transforming Transportation 2017: What’s Next for the Sustainable Mobility Narrative?
Andrew Steer, CEO and President of World Resources Institute, and Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, opened Day 1 of Transforming Transportation 2017 with moderator Melinda Crane. Photo by Luca Lo Re / WRI.
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC17) is the annual conference co-organized by the World Bank and the EMBARQ mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. This year’s conference is themed Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All, and takes place on January ...
WRI Ross Center at the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting
Santiago, Chile is looking for ways to cover the public transport funding gap through transport demand management measures. The 95th annual TRB meeting takes place this month in Washington, D.C. and will focus on transportation innovation. Photo by: Claudio Olivares Medina / Flickr
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington D.C. on January 7-12. The meeting program will cover all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest ...
Urban Stories 2017: India’s Top Issues to Watch in the Year Ahead
In 2017, India Will Enhance its Public Bicycling Infrastructure as a part of the Ministry of Urban Development's Smart Cities Mission. Photo by  Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
As the year comes to an end, Urban Stories explores the emerging trends, key decisions and major changes on the horizon for cities around the world in 2017. With a new installment each day from India, Brazil and Washington, D.C., ...
As Mexico City Writes Its Constitution, Why Should the City Embrace Land Value Capture?
As a result of pedestrianization, Madero Street in the Historic Center of Mexico City, increased its land value significantly. Photo by Reskiebak / Flickr
In 2017, Mexico City will have its own constitution for the first time—the next step in a process that will make the city more autonomous and function like a federal state of Mexico. Beyond highlighting residents’ cherished rights and freedoms, ...
Combatting Traffic Congestion with Transport Demand Management in China
Infrastructure Incentivizes Use of Non-motorized Transport in Beijing. Photo by Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
China has experienced unprecedented urbanization over the past 30 years, leading to rapid mobilization and a seven fold increase in the nation’s urban area. According to the Ministry of Housing’s China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook, China’s built urban area grew ...
Transforming Transportation: Toward Sustainable Mobility for All
São Paulo, Brazil Offers a Variety of Mobility Options. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities / Flickr
From taxi apps to car sharing, from buses to the metro, from bike sharing to walking, not to mention personal cars, there are more transportation choices than ever before for that staple of modern life: the daily commute. The same ...
Urban Stories 2017: Brazil’s Top Issues to Watch in the Year Ahead
Metropolitan areas in Brazil will have to deliver development plans by January 2018. Photo by: Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
As the year comes to an end, Urban Stories explores the emerging trends, key decisions and major changes on the horizon for cities around the world in 2017. With a new installment each day from India, Brazil and Washington, D.C., our ...
Green Transit as a Tool for Social Equity
Addis Ababa Light Rail Train. Photo by Ben Welle / Flickr
Bike-sharing services, electric bus fleets, restored sidewalks. There are plenty of examples of how cities around the world can use improved transportation and mobility infrastructure to address climate change. But according to the new report, Cities100, released by sustainability think ...
7 Women Voice the Need for a Gendered Perspective in Urban Planning
Woman Biking in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Photo by: Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
While women represent more than half of the Brazilian population, they occupy only 10.7 percent of the seats in Congress and only 5 percent of CEO positions in the country’s companies. The general absence of women’s voices in the processes that define a ...
Urban Freeways: Putting Out Fire with Gasoline?
Traffic Lines the Highway in Bogotá, Colombia. This Roadway Shares Space with Bus Rapid Transit System, TransMilenio. Photo by EMBARQ / Flickr
The construction of urban highways continues in many places. In Latin America, we see ongoing projects in Santiago (Américo Vespucio Oriente), Lima (Línea Amarilla), Quito (Solución Vial Guayasamín), São Paulo (Rodoanel Mário Covas) and Mexico City (Segundo Piso a Cuernavaca), ...