Posts tagged with 'government funding'
Finance for Urban Climate Action Remains Low. How Can Cities Bridge the Gap?
Finance for Urban Climate Action Remains Low. How Can Cities Bridge the Gap?
Due to historic levels of urbanization, cities have become focal points for creating a more sustainable world. Cities currently account for 80% of global GDP, 70% of emissions, and two-thirds of total energy consumption. The urgent need for climate action ...
Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders
Local Communities Aren’t Just Climate Victims. They’re Climate Adaptation Leaders
“Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It’s a phrase used with good reason, to highlight how climate change disproportionately affects the disenfranchised. Economically, politically and socially vulnerable communities feel climate impacts first and hardest. They have fewer ...
From Ideas to Implementation: How to Improve Capacity for Better Public Leaders
From Ideas to Implementation: How to Improve Capacity for Better Public Leaders
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: making sustainable cities through governance here on TheCityFix, Maria ...
Car-sharing is beginning to take hold in Chinese cities, and can help reduce car ownership, congestion, and air pollution. Photo via gaoloumi.com.
Car-sharing grows in China as an alternative to vehicle ownership
China’s increasing overall wealth makes it unlikely that the country’s growth in car ownership will stop any time soon. However, severe air pollution and traffic congestion have led several large Chinese cities to take action to stem the rising tide ...
Both public and private sector investments play an important role in supporting sustainable urban mobility and minimizing the costs of private automobile use. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
What does public and private sector investment in transport look like?
Congestion, high levels of air pollution, and traffic crashes are consequences of a culture of investment that has focused for decades on the automobile. These externalities can cost up to 10 percent of a country’s GDP, and the world’s vehicle fleet is ...
Metro construction in Mysore, India. Photo by Samuel Raj/Flickr.
The trillion dollar question: Where does transport investment come from?
How much money is spent on global transport systems? And where is this money coming from? These are critical questions: The world’s cities will add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years, and urban leaders are currently grappling ...
Research Recap, June 21: Transit Spending, Subway Patterns, Suburban Traffic
Research Recap, June 21: Transit Spending, Subway Patterns, Suburban Traffic
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Engineering Drives Government Spending According to a new paper released by the Eno Center for Transportation, ...
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering measures on a proposed railroad tunnel project to connect New Jersey and New York. The Gateway Tunnel project, ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
TheCityFix Picks, October 21: Traffic Signs Review, Chicago Congestion Fees, MetroRapid BRT
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
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