Posts tagged with 'project financing'
What It Will Take for Startups to Spearhead Innovation to Transform Urban India
What It Will Take for Startups to Spearhead Innovation to Transform Urban India
TheCityFix Labs India, supported by Citi Foundation, drives market transition toward sustainable investments through knowledge-sharing, capacity-building and technical assistance. Of 100 applications, the Labs recently selected a cohort of 10 projects to mentor and bring to fruition.   Set to ...
Advancing Innovations for More Efficient Buildings in Indian Cities
Advancing Innovations for More Efficient Buildings in Indian Cities
TheCityFix Labs India, launched in Hyderabad on October 8 in partnership with the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative and Citi Foundation, is focused on finding innovative ways to connect India’s rapidly growing urban areas with basic services, like water, waste management and ...
Financing the Transition to Sustainable Cities: Introducing TheCityFix Labs India
Financing the Transition to Sustainable Cities: Introducing TheCityFix Labs India
Cities are changing at an unprecedented rate: 75 percent of the infrastructure expected to be in place by 2050 has yet to be built. Meanwhile, major adjustments are needed to reach global climate and development goals. Now is the chance ...
Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: A Tale of Two Cities
Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: A Tale of Two Cities
Investment in infrastructure is vital for cities to function and prosper. But many local governments struggle to finance large infrastructure projects while a huge proportion of their residents live in poverty. Two pioneering cities – Hyderabad and Kampala – have ...
Finding Creative Ways to Finance Transit-Oriented Development in Brazilian Cities
Finding Creative Ways to Finance Transit-Oriented Development in Brazilian Cities
The Seminar on Latin American Experiences of Financing TOD (September 28) brought together experts in Sao Paulo to discuss ways to implement TOD projects in Brazil’s cities. This blog draws on their analysis to explore TOD in Brazil and ways ...
Private Investment for Public Transport: Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 Leads the Way
Private Investment for Public Transport: Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 Leads the Way
Brazil has what may seem like a fortunate problem: public finance is too readily available for transport projects. The government financed most of the improved transport for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, while the three big public ...
How Mexico City Can Unlock Finance for Retrofitting Public Buildings
How Mexico City Can Unlock Finance for Retrofitting Public Buildings
When it comes to improving energy efficiency in buildings, cities can lead by example to create a big impact. By retrofitting public buildings, cities can demonstrate the benefits of action on energy efficiency and inspire change from within the private ...
Road expansion in Bangalore
Less is more: BRT and metro avoid expansion of road infrastructure
In the realm of conducting transport economic and environmental assessments, the option of “doing nothing,” or “no project/investment,” is considered as the baseline for all projects. A baseline is a reference pathway against which the impact of a project is ...
Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
This post is part of a series covering the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium in Kocaeli, Turkey from April 6-8, 2011, an event hosted by EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. The second day of the symposium included sessions on BRT and ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 25: Electric Carshare, Air Pollution and Cocaine, Rock Girl Benches
TheCityFix Picks, February 25: Electric Carshare, Air Pollution and Cocaine, Rock Girl Benches
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility Obama’s ...
Public Subsidizes Costly Car-Centric Link to Mumbai
Public Subsidizes Costly Car-Centric Link to Mumbai
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a cable bridge that links Bandra to the western suburbs of Mumbai across one of the region’s many bays, is experiencing greater cost overruns than expected, compounded by lower rates of use and thus less toll ...
New Report: Follow the Money for Sustainable Transport
New Report: Follow the Money for Sustainable Transport
“Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change,” according to transportation experts who came together ...
Transportation in Jobs Bill: Chance to Act on Lessons Learned
Transportation in Jobs Bill: Chance to Act on Lessons Learned
Last week, the Senate passed its jobs legislation, which would send $19.5 billion to the highway trust fund and extend the 2005 transportation law (SAFETEA-LU). The House will act on jobs legislation this week. Among other things, the Senate bill ...
Voinovich and Other Lawmakers: Let’s Get to Work on Reauthorization
Voinovich and Other Lawmakers: Let’s Get to Work on Reauthorization
On the heels of Senator George Voinovich’s announcement earlier this week that the Senate will take up the long-term reauthorization of the U.S. transportation bill this year, Voinovich (R-OH) and several colleagues gathered at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 2: Service Cuts Continue
Moving through the Recession, Part 2: Service Cuts Continue
This is the second installment of TheCityFix’s series Moving through the Recession, which explores how the worldwide economic slowdown has impacted transportation systems and users locally, nationally and internationally.
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