The third session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Surabaya, Indonesia in July was an opportunity for
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.7 million premature deaths resulted from outdoor air pollution in 2012. A major share of this air pollution comes from vehicle emissions in cities.
On December 15, 2015, the Open Government Partnership (OGP)—a multilateral initiative that secures commitments from governments to solve public policy challenges, and a partner of WRI—announced the launch of a new pilot program.
On Oct. 14-15, Haitao Zhang, Director of EMBARQ China, presented at the 4th China Transit Metropolis Development Forum. The Forum was organized by Ministry of Transport, Guangdong provincial and Shenzhen municipal transport authorities.
Sustainable urban transport creates more inclusive and prosperous cities. We seem to have a consensus of what is required. However, urban society as a whole is still far away from achieving what we need.
There are estimated to be more than 550 million two- and three-wheelers in Asia by 2035. The slides looked at the popularity of e-bike in Asia, its costs and benefits, and compared its emission and safety levels with other modes of transport.
Sudhir Gota’s research will focus on the current ASIF framework in Asia, or “activity, “mode share,” “intensity,” and “fuel mix,” and its usage to determine what existing parameters could be causing a high fluctuation in results.
The world, and Asia in particular, is heading in the wrong direction