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Clara Brandi of the German Development Institute explains Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr
Clara Brandi: The Role of Cities in Global Deals and International Affairs
Clara Brandi is a Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE), specializing in economics and political science. With experience working with the World Health Organization and DIE, Brandi has conducted research and published on international trade deals, global governance ...
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Data, technology and community engagement are coming together to help cyclists navigate cities. Photo by Francesco Crippa/Flickr
Friday Fun: Two Maps Use Data to Help Cyclists Navigate Cities
Cycling in cities, especially in areas you’re unfamiliar with, can be a stressful experience. One of the most anxiety-inducing aspects of cycling is ambiguity; it can be difficult to tell what areas of the cities have designed bike lanes, where ...
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To improve road safety for cyclists, urban designers are redesigning intersections. (Photo: Benoit Colin/EMBARQ)
Friday Fun: Designing Intersections for Cyclists
Biking alongside traffic can be a stressful experience in many cities. Dedicated bike lanes are the best solution for protecting cyclists—however, many cities struggle to even put in painted lanes—a simple and cost-effective solution. At worst, cyclists have no designated ...
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International Walk to School Day and initiatives similar to it encourage kids to seek out alternative ways to get to school other than private vehicles, and create healthier habits. (Photo: Pedrito Guzman/ Flickr)
Friday Fun: Cities Around the World Celebrate International Walk to School Day
This past Wednesday (October 7) marked the celebration of the fifteenth annual International Walk to School Day. Schools in more than 40 countries across the globe participated in the event—including the U.S., Turkey, Brazil and China—encouraging students to walk with ...
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To attract new users and stay competitive, cities are beginning to innovate new designs for bus stops. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities)
Friday Fun: 3 Cities Transforming How We Think About Bus Stops
In the mid-1980s, buses made up nearly 44 percent of all traffic in the Soviet Union, connecting the disparate republics that spanned from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Buses roared into small towns, seemingly in the middle of ...
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Day 2 of the Cities & Transport International Congress kicked off with a presentation from Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. (Photo: WRI Brasil Cidades Sustentáveis)
Day 2 of Cities & Transport International Congress: New Climate Economy, Planning for Safer Roads
Today marked the second and final day of the Cities & Transport International Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where more than 1,000 participants and 130 speakers gathered to share their experiences and ideas on how to forge sustainable cities. ...
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