4 Big Ideas To Revolutionize Transportation
WRI President Andrew Steer, World Bank President Jim Kim and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered remarks. Photo credit World Bank.
A version of this post originally appeared on WRIInsights. Two leaders on urban development recently came together on the same stage: Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Kim, president of the World Bank, and Bloomberg, mayor of New ...
Bloomberg Philanthropies releases midway status report to evaluate Global Road Safety Program
Day Two of Transforming Transportation commencesdwith a debate between World Bank President Kim and New York Mayor Bloomberg on global road safety.  Photo by Aaron Minnick
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies released their midway status report to evaluate Global Road Safety Program interventions, with contributions from EMBARQ. EMBARQ President Holger Dalkmann issued the following statement of support: “As EMBARQ scales up sustainable transport to address road safety, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ leadership demonstrates how ...
Day 1 Mid-Day – Transforming Cities, Capitalizing on Commitments
EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann kicks off Transportation Transportation 2013. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
The first sessions of Transforming Transportation 2013 opened today with a common theme: Big Opportunities. International experts, elected and appointment officials, and a set of key stakeholders kicked-off two days of interactions to discuss these big opportunities in transport as ...
Investigating Road Characteristics and Time of the Day for Road Safety in Mumbai
Traffic in Mumbai
Image: Antônio Milena/Agência Brasil
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Recently, EMBARQ India obtained information on various aspects of road accidents in Mumbai city from the Mumbai Traffic Police. This article ...
EMBARQ congratulates Mexico City, winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award
Creating open, inviting urban space in Mexico City, in addition to adding increased mobility, won the Capital this annual award.  Photo by Dani Simons.
Mexico City is the winner of the 2013 Sustainable Transport Award (STA). Each year, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) awards cities with the STA. Mexico City was selected amongst a group of cities chosen across all geographies, ...
6 Top Environment And Development Stories To Watch In 2013
WRI President Andrew Steer and World Bank President Kim. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
This post originally appeared on Bloomberg.com and WRIInsights.  As we enter 2013, there are signs of growth and economic advancement around the world. The global middle class is booming. More people are moving into cities. And the quality of life for millions ...
Transforming Transportation 2013: Day 1
Attendees on a coffee break. More than 400 people attended Day One of Transforming Transportation 2013
We began day one of the Transforming Transportation conference with discussions on how to best use the $175 billion committed to sustainable transport by multilateral development banks at Rio+20. Discussions focused around the definition of sustainable transportation itself, and then ...
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions. Photo by David W.
This post was originally featured on WRI.org.  The World Resources Institute, led by its sustainable transport center, EMBARQ, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) established a partnership today that will further their mutual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban transportation. ...
3 Big Opportunities To Transform Transportation
Rio de Janeiro is implementing a 150 km. network of bus rapid transit corridors. Photo credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percentof these people residing in cities. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas ...
Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure?
Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers "wheels when you want them." Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
Zipcar’s  $500 million acquisition by Avis-Budget Group announced last Wednesday is a watershed moment for the car sharing industry.  What will it mean for car sharing? Clayton Lane is COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, and helps ...