Urban Biking Advice from Copenhagen, Portland and Beyond
WRI’s Andrew Steer and Claudia Adriazola on the Pennsylvania Avenue biketrack. Photo by WRI/Flickr
Does the future of city transport roll on two wheels? After a nearly three-mile bike ride from World Resources Institute to Washington’s National Press Club, advocates of city cycling offered advice on how to make bicycles a healthy, economical, environmentally ...
Urban Water Governance in the Developing World: Accountability and Affordability Are Keys to Water Access
A woman carries water home in urban Mozambique. Photo by: John Hogg / World Bank / Flickr
In 2015, the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that there are 663 million people around the world without access to safe drinking water, with nearly half of these people living in sub-Saharan Africa. While Africa’s urban areas ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2017: What’s Next for the Sustainable Mobility Narrative?
Andrew Steer, CEO and President of World Resources Institute, and Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, opened Day 1 of Transforming Transportation 2017 with moderator Melinda Crane. Photo by Luca Lo Re / WRI.
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC17) is the annual conference co-organized by the World Bank and the EMBARQ mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. This year’s conference is themed Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All, and takes place on January ...
WRI Ross Center at the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting
Santiago, Chile is looking for ways to cover the public transport funding gap through transport demand management measures. The 95th annual TRB meeting takes place this month in Washington, D.C. and will focus on transportation innovation. Photo by: Claudio Olivares Medina / Flickr
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington D.C. on January 7-12. The meeting program will cover all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest ...
Urban Stories 2017: India’s Top Issues to Watch in the Year Ahead
In 2017, India Will Enhance its Public Bicycling Infrastructure as a part of the Ministry of Urban Development's Smart Cities Mission. Photo by  Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
As the year comes to an end, Urban Stories explores the emerging trends, key decisions and major changes on the horizon for cities around the world in 2017. With a new installment each day from India, Brazil and Washington, D.C., ...
Protecting Our Water Sources Brings a Wealth of Benefits
River divides the urban landscape of Shanghai, China. Photo by ThalesEGO / Flickr
The journey of our water from source to tap is long, and not one we think much about. For most of us, our water starts high in the mountains, hundreds of miles away. From there, water flows across natural and ...
Live from Transforming Transportation 2017: How Do Cities Make Disruptive Technologies Work for All?
Day 2 of Transforming Transportation 2017 explored disruptive technologies and their impact on mobility. This panel featured experts in mode sharing, electrification and automation of road vehicles. Photo by Luca Lo Re / WRI
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC17) is the annual conference co-organized by the World Bank and the EMBARQ mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. This year’s conference is themed Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All, and takes place on January ...
Transforming Transportation: Toward Sustainable Mobility for All
São Paulo, Brazil Offers a Variety of Mobility Options. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities / Flickr
From taxi apps to car sharing, from buses to the metro, from bike sharing to walking, not to mention personal cars, there are more transportation choices than ever before for that staple of modern life: the daily commute. The same ...
Urban Stories 2017: Brazil’s Top Issues to Watch in the Year Ahead
Metropolitan areas in Brazil will have to deliver development plans by January 2018. Photo by: Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
As the year comes to an end, Urban Stories explores the emerging trends, key decisions and major changes on the horizon for cities around the world in 2017. With a new installment each day from India, Brazil and Washington, D.C., our ...
Green Transit as a Tool for Social Equity
Addis Ababa Light Rail Train. Photo by Ben Welle / Flickr
Bike-sharing services, electric bus fleets, restored sidewalks. There are plenty of examples of how cities around the world can use improved transportation and mobility infrastructure to address climate change. But according to the new report, Cities100, released by sustainability think ...