Leapfrog or Lock-in? Exploring the Potential Impact of Carsharing
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Growing from 6 operators in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015, carsharing is rapidly expanding in emerging markets worldwide. What is the future of carsharing? What impact will this innovation have on cities? What are the key challenges for ensuring that carsharing ...
Four Facts about Carsharing in Emerging Markets that Might Surprise You
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Growing from 6 operators in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015, carsharing is rapidly expanding in emerging markets worldwide. What is the future of carsharing? What impact will this innovation have on cities? What are the key challenges for ensuring that carsharing ...
Empowering City Leaders: Pacing Local Climate Action after COP21
The Compact of Mayors presents a major opportunity for cities to gain support and recognition for combating climate change.  Photo by Luc Mercelis/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. “Our cities ...
Making India’s Urban Streets Safer By Design
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India has the highest number of traffic-crash deaths in the world. Of the 140,000 fatalities that occur annually, more than 40 percent take place in urban areas. A large percentage of these are pedestrians and bicyclists, who typically comprise more ...
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. ...
India Can’t Afford to Lose Any More Lives Due to Road Crashes
India's streets are notoriously dangerous. However, a new bill being passed through the Indian government offers hope to the country's road safety problems. Photo by Gilbert Laszlo Kallenborn/Flickr
Globally, 1.3 million people die each year in road traffic crashes. India, with only 2 percent of the global motor vehicle population, accounts for more than 10 percent of those fatalities. Further, in 2014 about 141,000 people lost their lives ...
Carsharing: A Vehicle for Sustainable Mobility in Emerging Markets?
New research by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities shows that carsharing operators, like Carrot, are booming–and will play a significant role in shaping sustainable urban mobility. Photo by Eliseo Gasca/EMBARQ Mexico.
Growing from 6 operators in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015, carsharing is rapidly expanding in emerging markets worldwide. What is the future of carsharing? What impact will this innovation have on cities? What are the key challenges for ensuring that carsharing ...
Using the Global Calculator to Analyze Ambitious Climate Initiatives for the Transport Sector
Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
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. Do we ...
The Global Calculator: Choosing Your 2 Degree Pathway at COP21
The Global Calculator helps users visualize the various impacts of climate action. Some countries, like Taiwan, have developed their own calculators to help guide decision making. Photo by Hsiuan Boyen
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 ...
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 ...