Posts tagged with 'education'
India’s Shift to Low-Carbon Construction Must Not Leave Workers Behind
India’s Shift to Low-Carbon Construction Must Not Leave Workers Behind
India aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its economy by 45% by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. The country can’t achieve either goal without a radical transformation in its buildings and construction sector, which was responsible for around 17% of the nation’s ...
Post-Pandemic, Public Transport Needs to Get Back on Track to Meet Global Climate Goals
Post-Pandemic, Public Transport Needs to Get Back on Track to Meet Global Climate Goals
Public transport is one of the best, most cost-effective solutions available to address today’s climate and development challenges. Buses and trains can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to two-thirds per passenger, per kilometer compared to private vehicles. The UN’s latest ...
Clearing the Air: Why Low-Carbon Transportation is Critical for Cities 
Clearing the Air: Why Low-Carbon Transportation is Critical for Cities 
You start the day frustrated, your alarm clock ringing 30 minutes earlier than usual to try to beat the thousands of other morning commuters out the door. Battling bottlenecks has become your daily drill, from the side road shortcuts to ...
5 Ways India Can Use Innovation to Meet Its Urbanization Challenges
5 Ways India Can Use Innovation to Meet Its Urbanization Challenges
India is projected to overtake China as the most populous country in the world this year. The shifting demographics are bound to create heightened demand for education, health care, jobs and civic amenities, putting existing systems under stress. Current urban ...
Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods
Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods
 SARSAI is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Chaos often reigns on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital. Minivans, cars and motorcycles careen along half-finished roads without markings, sidewalks or traffic lights. Pedestrians walk ...
What an Indian Town Shows Us About Integrated and Accessible Cities
What an Indian Town Shows Us About Integrated and Accessible Cities
Bangalore, India’s third largest city with 8.5 million people and a decadal growth rate of 46 percent, is known for its rapid, modern development driven by electronic and software enterprises. In the last decade, quaint neighborhoods have transformed into high-rise ...
Groups like the Seatbelt Crew combine education and entertainment to get automobile drivers on Mumbai, India's crowded roads to buckle-up. Photo by Jerry H./Flickr.
Friday Fun: Mumbai's Seatbelt Crew wants you to buckle up
Imagine it’s a hot, sunny day in Mumbai, India. Traffic is stopped. As you watch people passing by, suddenly a group of hijras – sometimes referred to as India’s transgender “third sex” – in matching saris file into the streets ...
Combining environmental education with cycling helps children make sustainable mobility a life long decision. Photo by Nasos Efstathiadis/Flickr.
Educating the next generation for sustainable mobility
Today’s children are inheriting an environmental crisis – a simultaneous combination of depleting resources and increasing pollution. Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE), launched in 2003 by the European Commission, seeks to find sustainability initiatives around the region that can help Europe’s ...
Apply Now for the Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Fellowship
Apply Now for the Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Fellowship
Bloomberg Philanthropies is investing $24 million over three years to enable five cities—Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; and New Orleans, La.—to recruit and hire top tier talent to staff their teams. As part of this investment, the ...
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
CACS Highlights: Winner of Road Safety
This post is part of TheCityFix’s series, “CACS Highlights,” introducing the winners of the Active Cities, Healthy Cities (or “CACS,” its acronym in Spanish and Portuguese) competition. These public projects aim to transform the lives of millions of people through building healthy ...
New Surveys: Improving Bus Rapid Transit Education
New Surveys: Improving Bus Rapid Transit Education
The Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit (ALC-BRT) Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit development is conducting a survey among transport professionals to understand the disconnect between the industry’s needs in technical skills and the actual skills of the ...
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
For children in massive cities, access to education is dependent on mobility. India’s families living in marginal areas or fringe settlements face cultural, economic and geographic barriers that prevent kids from attending school regularly. The web of tiny roads and ...
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Access to Information: Improving the Transportation Experience for Everyone
Monika Kerdeman is the communications and finance coordinator for The Access Initiative (TAI), a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making. TAI is a project of the World Resources Institute, where EMBARQ, the producer ...
Can You Tell Me How to Get to...a Safer Street?
Can You Tell Me How to Get to…a Safer Street?
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the popular Sesame Street brand, has joined the Global Road Safety Partnership to educate children and families about the importance of road safety, especially in low- and middle-income countries. With the help of its ...
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
After the Red Line, the big local news story today is the District’s huge budget shortfall. As reported in the City Paper and the Post, the District is short $340 million over the next two years, largely due to low ...
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