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What the Zika Epidemic Means for Gender and Urban Climate Planning
What the Zika Epidemic Means for Gender and Urban Climate Planning
Almost exactly two years ago, South America was swept up in a public health crisis that affected hundreds of thousands of women. In Brazil, more than 2,600 children were born with microcephaly – an abnormally small head – and other ...
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4 Opportunities for U.S. States, Cities and Businesses to Step Up for America’s Pledge
4 Opportunities for U.S. States, Cities and Businesses to Step Up for America’s Pledge
Ultimately, the work on climate change is done on the ground and is up to each of us. That is why America’s Pledge on climate is so important, as former U.S. President Barack Obama told city leaders in Chicago last week at the inaugural Global ...
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Mayors: Don’t Let Food Waste Be a Wasted Opportunity
Mayors: Don’t Let Food Waste Be a Wasted Opportunity
An Open Letter to the World’s Mayors: Welcome to Chicago! As you gather this week at a major climate summit, I hope you will make the most of your time in one of the world’s best food cities. Try the ...
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Toward Car-Free Cities: Beijing Seeks an Inroad to Sustainable Transport
Toward Car-Free Cities: Beijing Seeks an Inroad to Sustainable Transport
“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 ...
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Despite Some Major Bumps, Bonn Climate Summit Got the Job Done
Despite Some Major Bumps, Bonn Climate Summit Got the Job Done
By the time the last gavel came down early in the morning of November 18, international climate negotiators in Bonn paved the way to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland in 2018. There, the rules underpinning the Paris Agreement ...
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Financing Mass Transit Projects Through All Beneficiaries, And Not Just Users
Financing Mass Transit Projects Through All Beneficiaries, And Not Just Users
For some time now, there has been an ongoing tussle between the Government of Delhi and the National Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs about increasing fares for the Delhi metro. Under the existing law, a fare fixation committee reviews ...
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What Makes a Complete Street? A Brief Guide
What Makes a Complete Street? A Brief Guide
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Many cities have streets that make life difficult for pedestrians in ways that are not always ...
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Photo Essay: In a Global First, Shenzhen Steers Toward 100% Electric Bus Fleet
Photo Essay: In a Global First, Shenzhen Steers Toward 100% Electric Bus Fleet
From a small collection of fishing villages 40 years ago to a metropolis on track for a global milestone, Shenzhen has come further, faster than most cities. Already home to the largest fleet of electric buses in the world – ...
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How Global Policy Does (and Does Not) Account for Walking and Cycling
How Global Policy Does (and Does Not) Account for Walking and Cycling
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Walking and cycling are getting more and more attention in wealthy cities, as ideas about ...
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Urban Trees: A Smart Investment in Public Health
Urban Trees: A Smart Investment in Public Health
Would you spend $8 per year to see your community reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, anxiety and asthma? Still not convinced? What if that investment also reduced energy costs and increased property values? Urban trees can transform city neighborhoods, ...