Posts tagged with 'economy'
Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19
Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19
On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set ...
Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff
Charlotte Is the Largest US City to Purchase Renewable Energy Through a Green Tariff
More than 200 U.S. cities, townships and counties have adopted 100% clean energy targets. While some have already achieved them, many more are still trying to figure out how they will work with many stakeholders, most notably their electric utilities, to ...
The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report
The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report
Bold action on climate change could deliver $26 trillion in cumulative economic benefits by 2030, according to a new report by the New Climate Economy (NCE). Without immediate action to cut emissions, the costs of “runaway” climate change will be severe: ...
Getting Urban Transformation Right
Getting Urban Transformation Right
Every other Sunday, thousands of people spill onto otherwise auto-clogged city streets across India. For a few hours, the roadways are theirs – to walk, cycle, skate, practice yoga, CrossFit, even Zumba. Open streets days, known locally as Raahgiri Days, ...
Ani Dasgupta: Global Urban Policy Should Be on Par with Climate
Ani Dasgupta: Global Urban Policy Should Be on Par with Climate
 “We need to get where climate policy is in urban policy,” said WRI Ross Center Global Director Ani Dasgupta in an interview with Urbanet. Speaking at the World Urban Forum last month, he noted that cities are vitally important ...
Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment
Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment
Kumar is the sole provider for his family. He runs an ironing service in Bengaluru that brings in between $6 and $7.50 a day, enough to barely get by. When the power cuts out two to three times a day ...
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Public Spaces: The Economic and Symbolic Value
Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
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China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu
This is the third installment of WRI’s China’s Clean Air Challenge blog series. This series examines the increasing social, environmental and economic impacts of the serious air quality challenge in Chinese cities and investigates the sources of emissions and sustainable ...
New York City, like many cities around the globe, is reshaping the design of its waterfront to be increasingly resilient to rising sea levels and an unpredictable climate. Photo by Stefan Georgi/Flickr.
Planning for Climate Change and the Urban Future
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and ICLEI, the largest worldwide association of local governments, released a study last week showing how climate change has become a priority for cities across the globe. Entitled the “Urban Climate Change Governance Survey,” ...
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Research Recap, July 16: "Green Guilt," Healthy Transport, Access to Jobs, Wild Weather Extremes
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Green Guilt The National Geographic Society, publisher of National Geographic Magazine,  released its annual Greendex Survey, a ...
McKinsey Reports on the Exploding Urban Economy
McKinsey Reports on the Exploding Urban Economy
The McKinsey Global Institute, an initiative of management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, last week released, “Urban World: Cities and the rise of the consuming class,” a report detailing the global consumption patterns of the earth’s most economically productive 600 ...
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
This post was originally published on the Asian Development Bank blog by Ko Sakamoto on March 14, 2012. Asia’s rapidly growing economies require significant investments in transport infrastructure and services, plus policies and strategies to promote sustainable transport. Here are ...
HopStop Encourages Pedestrian Traffic, Boosts Local Economy
HopStop Encourages Pedestrian Traffic, Boosts Local Economy
HopStop, a location-based pedestrian navigation service, in partnership with Enriched Media, is introducing a new small business advertisement program that offers local merchants, tourist attractions and event organizers in New York City free geo-targeted advertising. Local businesses and event planners ...
New Report: The British Cycling Economy
New Report: The British Cycling Economy
A new report from the London School of Economics looks at the “cycling economy” that is taking the United Kingdom by storm and the economic benefits generated by individual cyclists. The 24-page report investigates the factors that have all played ...
Challenges to Urbanization in Tianjin
Challenges to Urbanization in Tianjin
A recent episode of the CNN series, Future Cities, highlights the challenges Tianjin, China faces as it follows a recognizable urbanization model. Currently the city houses 11 million residents with more on the way. According to Richard Quest, the host ...
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