Posts tagged with 'Inter-American Development Bank'
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Financing Sustainable Cities: New Tools Help Leaders Get from Aspiration to Action
Financing Sustainable Cities: New Tools Help Leaders Get from Aspiration to Action
By the year 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Cities are primary drivers of economic, cultural and political advancements and, as such, require vast quantities of the world’s resources – today, cities generate more ...
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Employers play an important role in creating the incentives and infrastructure to encourage employees to use sustainable transport. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
Seven ways to encourage sustainable commuting in your workplace
Car-oriented cities have a number of costs for citizens’ health and well-being. Up to 75% of urban air pollution is caused by motor vehicle fuel combustion, and in 2012, 3.7 million premature deaths were linked to outdoor air pollution. Numerous studies have ...
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Emerging economies are creating their own conception of "smart cities" that incorporate appropriate technologies, mixed-use development, and sustainable transport. Photo by EMBARQ Brazil/Flickr.
Banking on sustainability: Inter-American Development Bank and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas team up for a new conception of smart cities
The idea of “smart cities” – defined as those whose social and technological infrastructure accelerates sustainable economic growth – has captured the attention of city leaders and urban dwellers around the globe. It has also caught the attention of international ...
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TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
TheCityFix Picks, August 5: Hangzhou Bike Share, Plan Verde, Low Car Diet Challenge
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
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Forum for Sustainable Transport in Latin America
Forum for Sustainable Transport in Latin America
This past week in Bogota, Colombia, transportation ministers, delegations and experts from around the globe gathered to discuss the development of the Bogota Declaration, a multinational agreement of sustainable transportation policies in Latin America. The first Foro de Transporte Sostenible ...
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TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
TT2011: The Need for a New Paradigm in Transport Data Collection and Analysis
In a large city with broad institutional capacity like New York City, a lot of data is available. The city has access to a lot of useful numbers from a variety of sources, from community-based organizations that track the block-by-block details ...