Posts in the 'Urban Development' category
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The Ganesh Chaturthi street festival in Mumbai is significant for the local community both economically and culturally. Photo by ninadism/flickr.
Friday Fun: How 2 Street Festivals Are Giving Back to the Local Community
After last week’s Fourth of July celebrations here in Washington DC, summer has truly arrived. Throughout the season, the capital of the US features a spectacular lineup of street festivals in its public squares. From the Fourth of July celebrations ...
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Transit-oriented development (TOD) faces two major challenges in Brazil: finance and governance. Photo by City Clock Magazine/Flickr.
The Challenges of Bringing TOD to Brazilian Cities
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
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Investing in quality transport infrastructure--like bike lanes--can generate $17 trillion or more in savings for cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
How City Partnerships and a $1 Billion Global Cities Package Could Unlock $17 Trillion in Economic Growth
Climate-smart actions—such as investing in public transport and building efficiency—could generate $17 trillion dollars in net savings for cities by 2050 and cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than the annual emissions of Japan and Russia combined. Furthermore, with ...
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The White House in Washington, D.C. during 4th of July celebrations.  Photo credit: Matthew Straubmuller/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Cities Celebrating National Birthdays across the Globe
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and here in Washington DC we’re celebrating our national Independence Day with barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Each year, the federal holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, marking the birth ...
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A street market in St. Lucia, South Africa. With the continent rapidly urbanizing, it's critical that city leaders address urban food loss and waste in order to ensure sustainable development and end food insecurity. Photo by Steve Slater/Flickr.
Why Africa Needs to Look to Its Cities to End Hunger
Last year, the African Union—an assembly of 54 African nations—formally committed to ending hunger in Africa by 2025. This is incredibly ambitious, considering one out of every four people in sub-Saharan Africa is undernourished. The majority of the 800 million ...
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The Minha Casa Minha Vida housing program in Brazil works to develop affordable housing for low-income populations consistent with TOD principles. Photo by GOVBA.
How Affordable Housing and TOD Are Coming Together in Brazil
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
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