From Grassroots Organizing to Affordable Housing: A Conversation with Diana Mitlin
Diana Mitlin of the iied discusses the importance of communicating with informal settlements, and identifies steps that civil society can take to assist those living in slums. Photo by ninara/Flickr
Diana Mitlin is a Principal Researcher with the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (iied) Human Settlements program, conducting research on urban poverty and community development. Mitlin is also an academic, teaching on Global Urbanism at the University of Manchester. ...
Accelerating Collaborative Action on Transport and Climate Change at COP21
Bikes, downtown Beijing. Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI.
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. In the ...
After 15 Years of Moving People, Here’s What Bogotá’s BRT Should Do Next
Bogotá's Transmilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system shows how capital providers and city planners were able to finance and implement a low-carbon project at an unprecedented scale. Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr
The official inauguration of the TransMilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system took place 15 years ago today, on December 4th of 2000; the event was a milestone for public transportation in Bogotá, Colombia, and changed the way the world thought ...
An Economic Case for Compact, Connected and Coordinated Cities
Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
On Tuesday December 2nd, World Resources Institute (WRI) hosted a session at the Cities & Regions Pavilion – TAP2015 at COP21. Entitled “Better Cities in a New Climate Economy,” the session shared the results of the New Climate Economy (NCE) cities ...
Translating National Climate Commitments Into Local Action for the Transport Sector
As COP21 tackles the issue of urban transport, decision makers should work to transform global and national goals into local, city-level actions. Photo by NYC DOT
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. Over the ...
Sustainable Transport: Building Equitable and Low-Carbon Cities
Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate, an inclusive and open partnership joined by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is highlighting how we are all participants and dependents of our transport choices. This blog looks at the link between ...
Through Compact of Mayors, 360 Cities Will Cut Their Emissions 17% by 2030
Photo by Christian Haugen/Flickr
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. As home ...
Sustainable Cities and Buildings at COP21: Delivering our Future Today
Photo by BORIS G/Flickr
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. This year ...
Clara Brandi: The Role of Cities in Global Deals and International Affairs
Clara Brandi of the German Development Institute explains Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr
Clara Brandi is a Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE), specializing in economics and political science. With experience working with the World Health Organization and DIE, Brandi has conducted research and published on international trade deals, global governance ...
We Are Transport! We Have Solutions!
Photo by WRI Sustainable Cities
The COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change takes place in Paris from November 30 to December 11. Several organizations have formed the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate to highlight the role that transportation policy reforms can play in achieving emission reduction targets. Its theme ...