Posts in the 'Urban Governance' category
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How cities are governed has a significant impact on whether low-income communities, like Rio de Janeiro's favelas, genuinely benefit from infrastructure projects. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
From Ideas to Implementation: Creating Sustainable Cities with Good Governance
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: creating sustainable cities with good governance here ...
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By aligning local and national policies and coordinating between sectors, Lille, France was able reduce transport emissions and save money. Photo by mi chiel/Flickr.
How Policy Integration Can Enable Sustainable Urban Energy
While cities need to address energy and climate challenges, national governments can play a critical role in enabling local action. As ministers from 23 countries highlighted at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Merida, Mexico last May, national governments can provide ...
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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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Excess capacity will be our society's next gold rush. Photo by Chiu Ho-yang/Flickr.
The Next Gold Rush, Excess Capacity, and the Advent of a “Peers Inc” World
From the breakdown of conventional ways of creating and sharing wealth to rising temperatures and increasingly extreme weather events, linear models of development are no longer providing an answer to the pressing challenges that the world is facing. At least, ...
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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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In order to ensure sustainable urban development, India's leaders must prioritizes cities that are compact, connected, and coordinated. Photo by Mattheui Aubry/Flickr.
Compact, Connected, and Coordinated: A Vision for India’s Smart Cities
Last Thursday could be a turning point in the history of India’s urbanization: the Modi government has unveiled its ambitious Smart City project, which aims to build 100 smart cities across the country. Additionally, the AMRUT program will aim to ...
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