• BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY (April 4, 2017)— Five new cities and districts have committed to improve their buildings by adopting new policies, demonstration projects and tracking progress against their goals. The cities join the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), a public-private collaboration that now includes over 35 global organizations and 28 cities in 18 countries.

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  • WRI India's Nikhil Chaudhary is fighting to improve walkability in India through art. When the urban planner is not at the office, he is making comics and short films depicting pedestrian mobility struggles in cities that prioritize cars. 

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  • WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ World TOD Resource Launches at ConnectKaro 2017 in New Delhi

    The World Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Resource, an easily-accessible, web-based platform designed to educate policy-makers, planners and developers in the Global South about the benefits of TOD and equip them with tools for implementation, is now available to the public. Going beyond the traditional focus on urban design, the World TOD Resource includes a wide range of information about financing, institutional structures and practical implementation advice—in addition to design.

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  • WASHINGTON (January 13, 2017) — City officials worldwide often lack accurate, comprehensive information about the traffic conditions of their road networks. Road sensors and other technologies that can collect data in real time are often prohibitively expensive even for countries with the financial means. At the same time, the amount of mobility data collected by the private sector has grown exponentially—an opportunity for collaboration between business and governments to improve mobility worldwide. 

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  • Following WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities’ Seven Steps, the city’s plan is improving sustainable mobility and urban planning

    Since launching its Mobility Plan in 2015, Joinville, in Santa Catarina, Brazil, has become a model city for urban planning. With ambitious and coherent goals, the city is prepared to offer a high-quality of life to a population that is expected to reach 1 million by 2045.

  • WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities Hosts Workshops and Technical Studies to Support Ministry’s Strategic Plan

    In November 2016, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization organized a four-day training on bike lane implementation for 200 urban experts and officials from 81 cities. The event highlighted cycling accessibility, infrastructure and safety and served to support the Ministry’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2017.

  • WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities has been supporting the city through research, capacity building and more to reduce traffic congestion

    On October 4th, the Transport and Transit Agency of Belo Horizonte (BHTRANS) launched “Roadmap for developing a Mobility Management Program,” a landmark initiative that works with the private sector to improve urban mobility.

  • Forum Co-organizer WRI Brings Together City Authorities and Transport Experts to Discuss Urban Mobility Challenges and Best Practices

    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. Mayors, transportation agencies, experts and scholars came from across the country, region and world to participate in the event. As a co-organizer, WRI hosted a session on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Transport Demand Management (TDM), which many authorities, academics and professionals attended.

  • Addis Ababa delegation visited Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhopal to learn about the cities' BRT systems

    Like many African cities, Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is at the turnstile of urbanisation. Recognising the need to augment the existing inadequate public transport, authorities are considering implementing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the city. In the first week of October, a 13-member high-level delegation from Addis Ababa visited India with the aim of learning from similar projects in Indian cities.

  • QUITO, ECUADOR (October 20, 2016)—Leaders from 167 countries today adopted the New Urban Agenda, the blueprint for creating sustainable, livable cities around the world.

    Following is a statement from Ani Dasupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities:

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