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Kate Logan on How Data Transparency and Social Media Are Cleaning Up China’s Air: Fighting for Blue Skies
In 2010, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing began reporting data on local air quality from a monitoring station on its roof. Once the dismal numbers were shared on Twitter, a storm of public outcry was unleashed that would culminate in ...
As China’s Urban Rail Transit Systems Boom, Public-Private Partnerships Face a Reckoning
As China’s Urban Rail Transit Systems Boom, Public-Private Partnerships Face a Reckoning
To curb car congestion and boost the economy, China is embracing trains at an unprecedented rate. In June 2017, the government approved 5,770 kilometers of new urban rail systems, almost 17 times the total amount of track in all of ...
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 ...
For “Green Hills and Clear Waters,” China Must Address Transport Emissions
For “Green Hills and Clear Waters,” China Must Address Transport Emissions
China has made significant achievements in environmental development, especially in controlling and preventing air pollution, over the past five years. As Premier Li Keqiang said in the Government Work Report he delivered to the ongoing first session of the 13th ...
Q&A with Davis Wang: Beyond Bicycles, Financial Sustainability, and Why Mobike Is a Public Transport Company
Q&A with Davis Wang: Beyond Bicycles, Financial Sustainability, and Why Mobike Is a Public Transport Company
WRI Ross Center sat down with Mobike CEO Davis Wang at Transforming Transportation 2018 to talk about Mobike’s explosive global growth, next steps for more integrated urban mobility, and the company’s place in the crowded and growing global transport sector. ...
Dockless Bike-Sharing Is Reshaping Cities – But We’re Not Sure How Yet
Dockless Bike-Sharing Is Reshaping Cities – But We’re Not Sure How Yet
Bike sharing systems in busy urban cores are not new. The first major breakthrough started 20 years ago with the so-called “third generation” of bike sharing systems introducing the use of smart cards to unlock and rent bikes. Today, bike ...
India Can Get All Petrol, Diesel Vehicles Off Roads By 2030. Here’s What It Will Take to Go Electric
India Can Get All Petrol, Diesel Vehicles Off Roads By 2030. Here’s What It Will Take to Go Electric
In April, Piyush Goyal, the power minister at the time, claimed that India would introduce electric vehicles with such vigor that by 2030, there would be no petrol or diesel vehicle left to register. The following month, the Niti Aayog ...
Davis Wang: Mobike Now Serves 4 Million People a Day in Beijing
Davis Wang: Mobike Now Serves 4 Million People a Day in Beijing
China has more than 16 million bikes on the streets today that don’t belong to anyone and pass from rider to rider with the tap of a smartphone. With the new addition of new dockless models, many are simply left ...
Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom
Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom
Dozens of “dockless” bike-sharing startups have emerged in the past few years, offering apps where riders can locate bicycles, unlock them and leave them wherever their ride ends. The result in some Chinese cities has been more than a million ...
If Cities Are to Lead, National Transport and Housing Policy Needs to Change
If Cities Are to Lead, National Transport and Housing Policy Needs to Change
Across the world, it’s becoming clearer that development goals must be urban goals. As their populations and global connections grow, cities account for an ever-growing portion of the global economy. But despite their prominence, cities can’t do it alone. Local ...
Toward Thriving Cities for All: Our 2017 Impact
Toward Thriving Cities for All: Our 2017 Impact
2017 was a tumultuous year in some respects. We’ve seen major natural and man-made disasters, disruptive new politics in many countries, and an upswing in carbon emissions. But it was also a year that strengthened the role of cities at ...
Photo Essay: In a Global First, Shenzhen Steers Toward 100% Electric Bus Fleet
Photo Essay: In a Global First, Shenzhen Steers Toward 100% Electric Bus Fleet
From a small collection of fishing villages 40 years ago to a metropolis on track for a global milestone, Shenzhen has come further, faster than most cities. Already home to the largest fleet of electric buses in the world – ...
Toward Car-Free Cities: Beijing Seeks an Inroad to Sustainable Transport
Toward Car-Free Cities: Beijing Seeks an Inroad to Sustainable Transport
“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 ...
Beyond Electric Cars: As China Leads in Electric Buses, India Could Follow Suit in Electric Motorcycles
Beyond Electric Cars: As China Leads in Electric Buses, India Could Follow Suit in Electric Motorcycles
The number of electric cars on the world’s roads has zoomed from zero in 2008 to 2 million in 2016, with many of those in China and the United States. But China is staking out new territory with electric buses, and ...
Measuring Climate Success with New Common Reporting Framework for Cities
Measuring Climate Success with New Common Reporting Framework for Cities
The UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany, has highlighted the importance of sub-national actors to translating commitment to action and meeting global climate goals. But as more non-state actors pledge action, how do we measure success? What is sustainability? What is ...
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