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Friday Fun: Bringing Art to City Streets around the World
Cityfiksy
Street art can do a lot for a city: improve traffic safety, engage local political and social issues, and contribute to the vibrancy of urban communities. In many urban neighborhoods worldwide, street art is no long perceived as a public ...
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How “eyes on the street” contribute to public safety
Pedestrians walk along Rua XV in Curitaba, Brazil. Photo by Dylan Passmore/Flickr.
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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Why the Opportunity is now to Save Lives through Vision Zero
Vision Zero Safety by Design
In cities worldwide, millions of people step out their homes every day to go to work, to attend school, to see a doctor, or to visit family and friends. However, in many of these cities, commuting is becoming increasingly difficult ...
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Friday Fun: Are Driverless Cars a Solution for Road Safety?
Road Safety in Singapore
Each year, millions of people die from traffic accidents on roads worldwide. As city leaders take action globally to improve road safety, some innovators have begun to address one of the major causes of traffic accidents, human error, by exploring self-driving ...
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When it Comes to Reducing Car Congestion, India’s Cities Can Learn from its Businesses
Bangalore TDM India
A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested, and searching for sustainable solutions. Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies can provide these solutions by combining public policy and private sector innovation to reverse over-reliance on private cars. ...
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Google creates company to improve cities
Google created Sidewalk Labs to solve urban challenges with technology. Photo by Roman Kruglov/Flickr
If Google was to solve urban problems as it solve digital ones, would the world be safer? Get ready because this is precisely the ambition of the Internet giant, which just announced a new company that will work at the ...
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Three Enabling Factors for Building Urban Resilience
Ho Chi Minh City River Flooding Resilience
Due to climate change, hundreds of millions of people in urban areas across the world will be exposed to rising sea levels, greater inland flooding, more frequent and intense storms, and regular periods of both extreme heat and cold in ...
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The Urgency of Climate Refugees in Dhaka and Beyond
Climate Refugees Dhaka Bangladesh
In the next 40 years, climate change is expected to cause 150 million people worldwide to leave their homes and migrate elsewhere. According to a report by the Environmental Justice Foundation, this puts 10 percent of the global population at risk ...
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How Urban Infrastructure Contributes to Public Space
Pedestrian crossing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo by EMBARQ.
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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New BRT Plans for Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan Bicycle
Since its introduction over 40 years ago, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have been adopted in over 190 cities. Across the world, BRTs have brought a level of reliability, efficiency, and safety to bus networks at a fraction of the ...