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This One Chart Shows the Radical Changes Needed to Achieve Sustainable Cities
This One Chart Shows the Radical Changes Needed to Achieve Sustainable Cities
Rose Molokoane picked up the microphone at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur in February, and challenged the room full of policymakers, practitioners and researchers. “I’ve been a part of every World Urban Forum, and government is always talking about needing ...
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The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives
The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big picture when it comes to cities. They’re home to more than half the global population, produce three quarters of GDP and greenhouse gas emissions, and are still growing in nearly every respect. ...
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How Did Shenzhen Build the World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet?
How Did Shenzhen Build the World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet?
Diesel buses – and the choking smog they spew – are a common sight in most cities. But not in Shenzhen, China. The southeastern city, which connects Hong Kong to mainland China, announced at the end of last year that ...
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Helping Cities Make Better Decisions: Introducing TheCityFix Learn
Helping Cities Make Better Decisions: Introducing TheCityFix Learn
Cities around the world face a crush of converging pressures. They are being asked to improve mobility, affordable housing, equity, and access to opportunity – all while accommodating more residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making their streets safer and ...
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Toward Car-Free Cities: 3 Reasons Why London’s Congestion Charge Is Working
Toward Car-Free Cities: 3 Reasons Why London’s Congestion Charge Is Working
“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 ...
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A Data Drought Hampers Cities from Acting on Climate Change
A Data Drought Hampers Cities from Acting on Climate Change
Imagine you’re a local sustainability officer developing an initiative to reduce emissions. But you don’t know how many emissions the city produces, or where they’re coming from. You don’t know who the city’s biggest energy users are, how many cars ...
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From Planning to Partnerships: What’s Driving Smart City Initiatives Around the World
From Planning to Partnerships: What's Driving Smart City Initiatives Around the World
While there is growing global interest in smart city applications, there are also significant challenges in scaling implementation and impact. Building on the success of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator study, Johnson Controls recently conducted its first Smart City Indicator ...
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“Life Is Sacred”: The Surprising Link Between Reducing Homicide and Traffic Fatalities in Bogotá
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In just 10 years, from 1996 to 2006, Bogotá’s traffic fatalities dropped by half. Despite facing challenges common to many cities – inadequate infrastructure, congestion, pollution, inequality and crime – the Colombian city has become a powerful example of urban ...
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True Affordability: Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
True Affordability: Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
Unaffordability is a major problem in cities of all kinds. Many households spend far more on housing and transportation than is considered affordable, and many people who would like to live in magnet cities cannot due to these costs. Cities ...
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“Come, Participate in This Bold Indian Experiment:” Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on the Global Housing Technology Challenge
“Come, Participate in This Bold Indian Experiment:” Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on the Global Housing Technology Challenge
Provision of affordable, adequate and accessible housing is one of the major challenges facing India today, as it surges forward economically and demographically. Current government statistics put the housing shortfall at 10 million units, down from an estimated 19 million ...