How Mexico is Gearing Up for Habitat III
How Mexico is Gearing Up for Habitat III
It’s been over 19 years since the UN’s last Habitat conference—and with only one year left until Habitat III, countries across the globe are preparing for the UN’s next global conference on human settlements. Habitat III will be in Quito, ...
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
New WHO Report a Reminder that Road Safety Progress is “Too Slow”
Today (October 19), the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global status report on road safety, previously published in 2013. The Global status report is the authoritative document for traffic safety, documenting global traffic deaths, analyzing the causes of traffic-related ...
7 Steps Businesses Can Take to Improve the Mobility of their Employees
7 Steps Businesses Can Take to Improve the Mobility of their Employees
In Brazil, commutes make up about half of all daily trips. Because the majority of the commutes occur at peak hours, Brazil’s major cities are facing intense congestion, particularly during rush hours. For example, in the metropolitan areas of São ...
Day 2 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: New Climate Economy and Using Technology for Better Cities
Day 2 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: New Climate Economy and Using Technology for Better Cities
This morning kicked off the second day of the International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City, where urban planners and transport experts have gathered to brainstorm on how to build more “human cities.” Today’s workshops, panels and ...
Why Mexico Needs a General Road Safety Law to Decrease Traffic Fatalities
Why Mexico Needs a General Road Safety Law to Decrease Traffic Fatalities
From October 12 to 14, EMBARQ México (WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ team in Mexico) will host the XI Cities and Transport International Conference, where decision makers will participate in workshops and discuss urban planning to help Mexico City ...
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
From Ideas to Implementation: 4 Strategies for Driving Change in Governance
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: creating sustainable cities with good governance here ...
Friday Fun: How Cities Around the Globe Are Innovating to Solve Food Insecurity
Friday Fun: How Cities Around the Globe Are Innovating to Solve Food Insecurity
Today (October 16) marks World Food Day, when communities across the world take a stand against hunger and food insecurity. Hunger is a particularly important issue in cities, since poor households in urban areas spend anywhere from 60 to 80 ...
Day 3 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: Road Safety, Reducing Waste and Shared Mobility
Day 3 of Mexico City’s XI Congreso: Road Safety, Reducing Waste and Shared Mobility
Today was the final day of the three-day conference International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) in Mexico City. The event brought together urban planners and transport experts from across the globe to help cities work toward a ...
Live from Mexico City: The Impact Today's Cities Can Have on Tomorrow
Mexico City
TheCityFix is coming to you live from Mexico City this week, where EMBARQ Mexico is hosting the 11th annual International Congress on Sustainable Cities and Transport (“XI Congreso”) today through Wednesday. The conference is aimed at helping cities work toward ...
Friday Fun: Cities Around the World Celebrate International Walk to School Day
Friday Fun: Cities Around the World Celebrate International Walk to School Day
This past Wednesday (October 7) marked the celebration of the fifteenth annual International Walk to School Day. Schools in more than 40 countries across the globe participated in the event—including the U.S., Turkey, Brazil and China—encouraging students to walk with ...