Posts in the 'Urban Governance' category
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Real-Time Transit Data Is Good for People and Cities. What’s Holding This Technology Back?
People with access to real-time transit information have been shown to spend 15 percent less time waiting at bus stops than people without this information. Additionally, a study of Chicago’s bus routes found that access to real-time transit information increased ...
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India's Smart Cities Mission Takes A Forward Step
In the last 15 years of my professional career, many concepts around urban development have come and gone, but none have evoked such an excitement as the Narendra Modi government’s proposed 100 Smart Cities initiative, that has a price tag ...
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 3 Series Take a Deep Dive into the World’s Pressing Urban Issues
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: 3 Series Take a Deep Dive into the World’s Pressing Urban Issues
Cities are complex systems, and many of the problems facing our urban communities are deeply complex. From the local decision making environment to shared mobility and managing transport demand, three series featured on TheCItyFix this year took a deep dive ...
How Cities Around the World Use Public Space to Celebrate the Holidays
How Cities Around the World Use Public Space to Celebrate the Holidays
For cities, holidays signal a transformation in atmosphere. Street lights change colors, decorations are hung, and festivals turn sleepy downtowns into largescale celebrations for locals. Just as families and individuals adorn their homes with ornaments and trimmings, cities use their ...
COP21 Highlights Importance of City Actions in the Climate Fight
COP21 Highlights Importance of City Actions in the Climate Fight
We have entered the age of the local leader. At COP21, more than 400 mayors came together for the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, organized by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations ...
Proper Use of Congestion Fee Can Cut China's Traffic Jams
Proper Use of Congestion Fee Can Cut China's Traffic Jams
The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport is considering a trial of congestion charges on vehicles from 2016 to mitigate traffic congestion in the city. The government’s priority, as proposed in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) and the Traffic Congestion Mitigation ...
Empowering City Leaders: Pacing Local Climate Action after COP21
Empowering City Leaders: Pacing Local Climate Action after COP21
TheCityFix is covering cities at COP21. Urban areas account for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions but are also tremendous agents of innovation to address climate change. Read our full coverage of the Paris Climate Conference as it relates to cities, buildings, and mobility. “Our cities ...
Sustainable Transport: Building Equitable and Low-Carbon Cities
Sustainable Transport: Building Equitable and Low-Carbon Cities
The Paris Process on Mobility and Climate, an inclusive and open partnership joined by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is highlighting how we are all participants and dependents of our transport choices. This blog looks at the link between ...
Clara Brandi: The Role of Cities in Global Deals and International Affairs
Clara Brandi: The Role of Cities in Global Deals and International Affairs
Clara Brandi is a Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE), specializing in economics and political science. With experience working with the World Health Organization and DIE, Brandi has conducted research and published on international trade deals, global governance ...
The UN’s New Urban Agenda Needs to Monitor and Review Cities’ Progress
The UN’s New Urban Agenda Needs to Monitor and Review Cities’ Progress
In October of 2016, UN Member States will meet in Quito, Ecuador for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III). Taking place 20 years after its predecessor, Habitat III will set the New Urban Agenda, an agreement ...
A Sharing Economy for Governance: 3 Ingredients for Sustainable Cities
A Sharing Economy for Governance: 3 Ingredients for Sustainable Cities
The future of global development will overwhelmingly play out on the city stage. Recognizing this, the global development agenda has begun to identify cities as engines for improving human well-being, addressing climate change, and transitioning to more sustainable growth. Indeed, ...
Friday Fun: Three Neighborhoods Revitalize Their Fresh Food Markets
Friday Fun: Three Neighborhoods Revitalize Their Fresh Food Markets
“If you want to seed a place with activity, put out food.” – William H. Whyte. Packed with food, music and flowers, some fresh food markets have become popular tourist destinations in cities worldwide. Travelers weary of big-box supermarkets and ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
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: creating sustainable cities with good governance here ...
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Live from Mexico City: The Impact Today's Cities Can Have on Tomorrow
TheCityFix is coming to you live from Mexico City this week, where EMBARQ Mexico is hosting the 11th annual International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) today through Wednesday. The conference is aimed at helping cities work toward ...
Beyond Mitigation: Planning for Resilience outside India’s Mega-Cities
Beyond Mitigation: Planning for Resilience outside India’s Mega-Cities
Over the last century, India’s landscape has urbanized considerably: the urban population has grown 14 times since 1901, and by 2050 up to 54 percent of India’s population will be urban (ACCCRN). Much of this urban growth is occurring in ...
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