COP21 in Paris was an historic landmark for the fight against climate change, uniting 196 nations under a long-term goal to keep the rise in global temperatures at 1.5°C by 2100. However, many cities made their own commitments as well.
Over the past four months, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities, in partnership with the state government of Minas Gerais, conducted research on commute patterns in the Administrative Center of Minas Gerais (ACMG).
- Urban Economics Specialist, WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable CitiesBrazil
Luana Betti is an Urban Economics Specialist in the Urban Development sector of WRI Brasil. She works on the analysis of sustainable city funding mechanisms, especially actions targeting more compact, coordinated and connected cities such as DOTS (Transport-Oriented Sustainable Development)....
Transit-oriented development (TOD) brings together both urban and transport planning and has been proven a model for creating compact and connected urban communities.
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- projectTechnical criteria are guiding investment for sustainable urban mobility
Commutes to and from work make up about half of all daily travel in Brazil. The majority of commuters travel at peak hours, which—coupled with low-quality public transport and sprawl—is harmful for governments, businesses and people.
After 10 years of work with strong partnerships making Brazilian cities more sustainable, EMBARQ Brasil is now WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities.
Given the widespread challenges of urbanization, mayors need to learn from one another and gain fresh ideas in order to pioneer projects that result in sustainable cities. To inspire city leaders worldwide, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities is hosting the Mayors’