Voices of Efficiency: Cristina Gamboa, Juan Camilo González and Bogotá’s Leadership through Partnership
Bogota, Colombia is a Partner City of the Building Efficiency Accelerator. Photo by Rosalba Tarazona / Flickr
As Colombia’s capital and largest city, Bogotá has significant local government capacity. However, because of limited experience with implementing efficiency policies, the city lacks technical expertise to implement a new national building energy regulation or otherwise encourage more efficient construction. ...
3 Students Look Toward the Future of Sustainable Transport
During Transforming Transportation 2017, Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Ani Dasgupta met with three students, Paul Molta, Seema Singh and Manuel Santana Palacios, to discuss the future of urban development. Photo by Luca Lo Re / WRI / Flickr
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 was themed Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All, and took place on January 12 and 13, ...
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 ...
On-demand Buses in India: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementation
Bangalore Bus Network. Photo by Benoit Colin / WRI / Flickr
Imagine hailing a bus through a smartphone application in India for your daily commute from home to college or work. On-demand transportation leverages technology to connect a bus in the vicinity with a passenger looking to travel in the same ...
China Moves Toward Smart, Green and Inclusive Freight Transport
China's freight sector needs a green overhaul. Photo by Kaj17 / Flickr
In China, trucks dominate the freight transport market and are increasing at a fast rate. In 2014, trucks moved more than 33 billion tonnes of freight in China. This accounted for more than 75 percent of total freight movement, which ...
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 ...