Transforming Transportation: From Global Targets to Local Action
Photo by Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Last year saw major international commitments on critical topics like climate change, sustainable development and road safety. From the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety and the climate agreement reached at COP21,  ...
Friday Fun: Singapore’s New “High Line” Transforms Abandoned Railway into Green Space
Photo by Nikken Sekkei
Residents of Singapore will soon be able to easily walk and bike across the entire country—thanks to its new “high line” project. Taking inspiration from New York City’s High Line, Singapore has announced plans  to transform the former Keretapi Tanah ...
Kirtee Shah: How Urbanization Is Affecting India’s Affordable Housing and Development
Kirtee Shah explains that India's urbanization is uniquely impacting affordable housing, and demands an indigenous response. Photo by Emmanuel DYAN/Flickr
A renowned architect and Indian activist, Kirtee Shah has an extensive history working internationally to improve the conditions of slums and the poor. Over the years, Shah has served as the president of Habitat Forum in India, been a member ...
Has India Improved Energy Efficiency?
Photo by McKay Savage/Flickr
Globally, India ranks fourth in energy consumption, but it is not well endowed with energy resources. Being the second most populous country in the world, how India manages its industrialization and urbanization process will matter for national and global concerns ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 5 Stories Readers Loved This Year
A family sits by the water in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI.
A lot happened this year. Despite the diverse range of stories we covered, a few trends emerge that catch our eye. This year on TheCityFix, cities safer by design, bicycles, and compact urban development were some of our top themes ...
Cleaning up India’s Transport Sector: The Fight for New Vehicle Emission Standards
To improve air quality, Indian cities must rethink their fuel standards and technology. Photo by Adam Cohn
This series examines the reality and implementation bottlenecks of clean transport initiatives in India, covering areas such as emission standards, alternative fuels, and electric vehicles. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Delhi’s air ranks among the worst in the ...
Brazil’s Businesses Look to Global Models to Improve the Daily Commute
Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable 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 ...
Upcoming Event: The 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
The 95th annual TRB meeting takes place in Washington, D.C. and will focus on . Photo by Omar Bárcena/Flickr.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. ...
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Public Spaces Worldwide
Fireworks go off in Cartagena, Colombia for New Year's Eve. Photo by Louis Vest/Flickr.
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 ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 3 Series Take a Deep Dive into the World’s Pressing Urban Issues
A street scene in Mumbai, India. Cars--and how we use them--took center stage in this year's series on TheCityFix. Photo by Nico Crisafulli/Flickr.
Cities are complex systems, and many of the problems facing our urban communities are deeply complex. From the local decision making environment to shared mobility and managing transport demand, three series featured on TheCItyFix this year took a deep dive ...