Posts tagged with 'New York City'
Bogotá, Colombia's BRT, TransMilenio. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina / Flickr
New York’s Plan to Save Subway Seen as a Test for New Ways to Support Transit
For the first time in over two decades, transit ridership in New York City is on a downward trend—and we should have seen it coming. Once a trailblazer for investment in mass transit, New York’s subway system is starting to ...
Traffic Plagues New York City's Times Square. Photo by Javi Sánchez de la viña/Flickr
Toward Car-Free Cities: Why Congestion Charging Failed in New York
“Toward Car-Free Cities,” a blog series by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Urban Mobility Team, explores the challenges and opportunities for Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies. TDM focuses on reducing the demand for private vehicles through combining public policy ...
Quito, Ecuador will host Habitat III in October. Photo by Claudio Alvarado Solari / Flickr
History in the Making: Habitat III Negotiators Release Final Draft of the New Urban Agenda
Last week, the final draft of the New Urban Agenda (NUA)—the document at the center of Habitat III in Quito next month—was released. After an unexpected stalemate at the Preparatory Committee in Surabaya in July, Habitat III negotiators convened this ...
Fireworks go off in Cartagena, Colombia for New Year's Eve. Photo by Louis Vest/Flickr.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Public Spaces Worldwide
If one night out of the year were to demonstrate the value of public spaces for healthy, inclusive cities, New Year’s Eve might be the best example. Many urban areas attract millions of partygoers ever year, eager to ring in ...
Cities, such as Dubai, have improved energy efficiency by setting both public and private sector goals. (Photo: lam_chihang/Flickr)
Setting the Goal Posts for Energy Use: How Energy Efficiency Targets Trigger Action
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score — Bill Copeland. Goals help provide our everyday lives with structure, and operate similarly at the institutional ...
By investing in natural infrastructure for water, cities have successfully saved money and improved their resilience to climate change. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities)
Cities Can Save Money by Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Water
By 2030, the world is projected to spend an estimated $10 trillion on repairing and expanding water infrastructure. Dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is surging, and more frequent extreme weather events threaten our water security—each driving up water management ...
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