Posts in the 'Communications' category
To discuss sustainable urban mobility in cities, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities is hosting the Mayors' Summit in Rio de Janeiro today. CEO of WRI Andrew Steer gives his thoughts on the Summit. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ EMBARQ Brasil)
Andrew Steer Answers 4 Key Questions on the Brazil Mayors’ Summit
Andrew Steer, WRI’s President and CEO, is in Brazil for the Mayor’s Summit and Congress this week. Here he answers four questions about the event and his expectations for it. 1.  More than half of world’s population now lives in ...
The internet has rapidly changed the ways that people connect with others, work, and live. Cities, like Taipei, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo, are catering to this widespread demand for internet by broadcastig free Wi-Fi. (Photo: Antonio Tajuelo / Flickr)
Friday Fun: Three Cities Broadcasting Free Wi-Fi and Why This Is a Good Thing
From the way we learn and work, to the way we stay in contact with friends and loved ones, the internet has come to occupy a critical part of people’s lives across the world. And especially among younger generations, the ...
Mary Jane Ortega, the former mayor of San Fernando, speaks about her experience learning to communicate with citizens, empowering women, and fighting to keep her city sustainable. (Photo: barrera_marquez2003 / Flickr)
Mayor Mary Jane Ortega on Communicating and Educating in the Philippines
Mary Jane Ortega was formerly the mayor of San Fernando, a coastal city located about 270 km from Manila, in the Philippines.  During her mayorship, Ortega earned several awards for her achievements in city management and – despite leaving the ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ways to Ensure that Citizens Have Access to Information
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ways to Ensure that Citizens Have Access to Information
How do we make cities work for people? As a WRI Helms Fellow on Urban Governance and Sustainable Cities, Maria Antonia Tigre was tasked with answering this question. Through From ideas to implementation: making sustainable cities through governance here on ...
Players have the choice to create a green, healthy city, or ruthlessly industrialize. (Photo: Beyond Sims / Flickr)
Friday Fun: City Planning in the Virtual World of Gaming
The real world is looking a lot more digital. With increasingly advanced software and the rise of the “sand box” gaming genre (video games that enable players to freely design their environments) has come a flurry of city building simulators.  ...
Google created Sidewalk Labs to solve urban challenges with technology. Photo by Roman Kruglov/Flickr
Google creates company to improve cities
If Google was to solve urban problems as it solve digital ones, would the world be safer? Get ready because this is precisely the ambition of the Internet giant, which just announced a new company that will work at the ...
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