3 Ways Bhopal’s Bike Sharing System Breaks New Ground for India
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
On Sunday, June 25th, Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, launched India’s first fully automated bicycle sharing system as part of the second anniversary of its much-talked-about smart cities program. This development comes just three weeks after Mysore launched the ...
Public Spaces: Participation as a Tool to Build More Democratic Cities
Public Spaces: Participation as a Tool to Build More Democratic Cities
Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
Public Spaces: The Economic and Symbolic Value
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Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
Real Estate Regulation Act: A Potential Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development
Real Estate Regulation Act: A Potential Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development
The real estate sector is one of the largest contributors to India’s GDP, and it is expected to grow by 30 percent over the next decade. However, it is also considered the “most ambiguous sector to transact under,” with insufficient ...
China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu
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This is the third installment of WRI’s China’s Clean Air Challenge blog series. This series examines the increasing social, environmental and economic impacts of the serious air quality challenge in Chinese cities and investigates the sources of emissions and sustainable ...
Finding Your Place in the Global Urban Movement to Fight Climate Change
Finding Your Place in the Global Urban Movement to Fight Climate Change
For Pittsburgh, it’s a focus on improving air quality and creating renewable energy jobs. For Paris, it’s encouraging social mobility and reclaiming pedestrian areas. The common thread in these cities’ climate action plans is a commitment to pledges made by ...
Toward Car-Free Cities: Stockholm Shows the Sometimes-Bumpy Road to Congestion Charges
Toward Car-Free Cities: Stockholm Shows the Sometimes-Bumpy Road to Congestion Charges
“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 ...
Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Connecting People and the Streets
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Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
What About the People? Unlocking the Key to Socially Sustainable and Resilient Communities
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Rapid urbanization, economic growth and climate change are putting increasing pressure on urban communities around the world. While strong physical structures are important, social relationships play a key role in determining urban communities’ resilience during adverse weather events. Community resilience ...
How Can China’s Green Building Sector Grow Fivefold by 2030? 3 Cities Show Us the Way
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China has grand plans to green its buildings. The country’s national climate commitment calls for 50 percent of all new buildings constructed by 2020 to be certified green buildings, while its 13th Five-Year Plan prioritizes building efficiency. Following through on ...