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Day 1 of Cities & Transport International Congress Talks Climate Action, Inclusive Development
Day 1 of Cities & Transport International Congress Talks Climate Action, Inclusive Development
Home to billions of people, cities are often the source of our most urgent problems–but they’re also where we find some of the most promising solutions for the urban century ahead. Today, over a thousand people and 130 speakers gathered ...
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Andrew Steer Answers 4 Key Questions on the Brazil Mayors’ Summit
Andrew Steer Answers 4 Key Questions on the Brazil Mayors' Summit
Andrew Steer, WRI’s President and CEO, is in Brazil for the Mayor’s Summit and Congress this week. Here he answers four questions about the event and his expectations for it. 1.  More than half of world’s population now lives in ...
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Friday Fun: Three Cities Broadcasting Free Wi-Fi and Why This Is a Good Thing
Friday Fun: Three Cities Broadcasting Free Wi-Fi and Why This Is a Good Thing
From the way we learn and work, to the way we stay in contact with friends and loved ones, the internet has come to occupy a critical part of people’s lives across the world. And especially among younger generations, the ...
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From Amsterdam to Beijing: The Global Evolution of Bike Share
From Amsterdam to Beijing: The Global Evolution of Bike Share
Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Every month features a new theme. Leaning on the expertise of researchers and specialists in WRI’s sustainable urban mobility team in Brazil, the series will feature in ...
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BRT Hits 400 Corridors and Systems Worldwide
BRT Hits 400 Corridors and Systems Worldwide
Last week, bus rapid transit (BRT) reached a global milestone, as the number of mapped BRT corridors and systems in BRTData.org’s database broke 400. As an online resource, BRTData compiles and tracks the development and progress of BRT projects globally. ...
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Live from the Mayors’ Summit: Why We Need Bold Leadership for Sustainable and Equitable Cities
Live from the Mayors’ Summit: Why We Need Bold Leadership for Sustainable and Equitable Cities
“Something is happening in cities. Every day, 1.4 million people are added to the global urban population.” With these words, Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), kicked off the Mayors’ Summit today in Rio de Janeiro, ...
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From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ideas for Creating More Accountable City Governments
From Ideas to Implementation: 3 Ideas for Creating More Accountable City Governments
How do we make cities work for people? As a WRI Helms Fellow on Urban Governance and Sustainable Cities, Maria Antonia Tigre was tasked with answering this question. Through From ideas to implementation: making sustainable cities through governance here on ...
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One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Source of Income
One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Source of Income
With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying. Poor waste collection practices — such as the indiscriminate ...
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To Achieve its New Climate Goals, China Must Look to its Buildings
To Achieve its New Climate Goals, China Must Look to its Buildings
China made international news earlier this summer when it announced a new pledge to peak its emissions by 2030, in addition to other climate commitments. The country laid out 15 specific actions as part of its “intended nationally determined contribution” ...
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Friday Fun: Three Cities Innovate Solutions for Tackling Water Scarcity
Friday Fun: Three Cities Innovate Solutions for Tackling Water Scarcity
Today marks the end of World Water Week in Stockholm, where experts from across the globe convene to discuss the world’s water issues. To further explore water stress across the globe, take a look at the interactive maps and resources of Aqueduct, a ...