According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 million people die every year in traffic crashes worldwide and 90 percent of deaths happen in low and middle-income countries. Almost half of these deaths are pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. Road fatalities are expected to become the...
As the recent white paper on China’s transport for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016–2020) states, China must set higher standards for the transport development to “realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” (State Council Information Office 2016). In this...
On October 24 and 25, Beijing, China hosted the third World Metropolitan Transport Development Forum, which centered on urban transit integration, sustainability and innovation in cities.
- projectBuilding the foundations of our work with cities
Sustainable transportation solutions are key factors in ensuring that cities reduce congestion, avoid growth in greenhouse gas emissions and provide access to all the opportunities that cities have to offer. In countries where EMBARQ is currently working, cities are growing in a disconnected and...
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BEIJING (June 8, 2016)— At the second China-US Climate Smart / Low Carbon Cities Summit, representatives fro
World Resources Institute (WRI) is focusing the next World Resources Report on the challenge of creating productive, sustainable and equitable cities.
Weiping Wu of Tufts University presented at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities on China's urban transformation during a World Resources Report Cities Research Seminar Series.
Weiping Wu, Professor and Chair, Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University talks about China's Urban Transformation answers the following 5 questions:
-What is China's urban challenge?
-How can China address its urban challenge?
China is experiencing rapid motorization at an unprecedented rate. Carsharing began in China in 2009. In June 2014, there were five active carsharing operators running about 1,000 vehicles in total in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, and Changsha. However, little information exists...