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Metropolitan areas in Brazil will have to deliver development plans by January 2018. Photo by: Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Urban Stories 2017: Brazil’s Top Issues to Watch in the Year Ahead
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 ...
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The TransCarioca BRT offered improved transport during the Olympics and beyond. Photo credit: Mariana Gil/WRI
Rio Olympics’ Legacy: Urban Mobility
The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the first South American city to host the modern games, famously faced challenges in the run-up to the event – from construction delays to a polluted venue to worries about the Zika virus ...
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Comfort and safety is necessary for active transport and non-motorized mobility. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brazil | EMBARQ Brazil.
Why Sustainable Transport Is a Key Driver of Sustainable Urban Development
About 80 percent of all wealth generated in the world comes from the cities, which attract millions of people every year in search of opportunities. There are already 3.9 billion people living in urban areas and, in 2050, that number ...
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Local governments and private bus operators can work together to improve public transit services and increase productivity. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
How smart regulations can improve public transport in Brazilian cities
Over the past few years, demand for buses has been declining in major Brazilian cities. How should city and transport leaders respond to this alarming trend? One possible solution is to improve the quality and productivity of bus service. To achieve this, smart ...
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Transport plays a growing role in both the global climate and public health in cities like Londrina, Brazil (pictured). Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
Transport plays a key role in urban air quality
The city is like an organism, and the swift movement of people and goods is the oxygen that sustains its well-being. When this circulation is inhibited, it significantly compromises the quality of urban life. For example, private cars account for ...
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Both public and private sector investments play an important role in supporting sustainable urban mobility and minimizing the costs of private automobile use. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
What does public and private sector investment in transport look like?
Congestion, high levels of air pollution, and traffic crashes are consequences of a culture of investment that has focused for decades on the automobile. These externalities can cost up to 10 percent of a country’s GDP, and the world’s vehicle fleet is ...
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