• Didi, Lyft, Ola, Uber, Via, Zipcar among companies to announce joint vision for the future of cities

    WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2018)Fifteen of the world’s leading transport and technology companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities today, pledging to prioritize people over vehicles, lower emissions, promote equity and encourage data sharing, among other goals. The companies include: BlaBlaCar, Citymapper, Didi, Keolis, LimeBike, Lyft, Mobike, Motivate, Ofo, Ola, Scoot Networks, Transit, Uber, Via and Zipcar.

  • Stakeholders from Latin American cities, the private sector and civil society explore options to make their municipal buildings more energy efficient

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (November 17, 2017) – A workshop in Mexico City, organized by WRI Mexico, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Building Efficiency Accelerator and the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative, convened more than 50 officials, experts and private sector representatives from various cities in Latin America, Europe and the U.S., to discuss business models for success

  • To eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries, change the system rather than individuals

    WASHINGTON (JANUARY 11, 2018)—More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Are speed limits, seat belts and drunk driving laws the only way to stop this?

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  • Realizing Sustainable Mobility for All in the Digital Era

    WASHINGTON, DC (January 11, 2017)—The World Bank and World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend Transforming Transportation 2018, one of the largest global conferences dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.

    Transforming Transportation is based on the premise that transitioning to smart, sustainable mobility will play an essential part in addressing global challenges such as climate change, poverty, gender inequality and public health.

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  • The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 7 -11. The program covers all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. WRI is an active TRB participant, each year presenting numerous papers and presiding workshops and committees, and has won two prestigious Burggraf Awards in recent years.

  • Award recognizes WRI’s outstanding achievements and innovations in urban design and sustainable transport to save lives

    LONDON (December 12, 2017) – Each year, the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award recognizes the most outstanding achievements and innovations to improve road safety and save lives worldwide. On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities was named a winner of the Prince Michael Award for its inspired and significant work to reduce traffic fatalities in low and middle-income cities through sustainable transport and urban design.

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  • IBAGUÉ, COLOMBIA (November 10, 2017) – A workshop, hosted by the City of Ibagué and organized by the Ministry of Transport of Colombia and WRI Ross Center, convened officials from Colombian cities, the National Development Bank of Colombia, the private sector, and civil society to help cities develop successful business models for bike sharing.

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  • ABELGRADE, SERBIA – On September 28 and 29, the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), the Building Efficiency Accelerator and UN Environment organized a Central-Eastern European regional building efficiency workshop with over 90 participants to facilitate knowledge exchange between cities in the region, including technical assistan

  • The Council comprises leaders of the world’s most prominent urban, development, and climate focused organizations

    BONN, GERMANY (November 12, 2017) – The Coalition for Urban Transitions launched its Urban Leadership Council in an announcement by C40 Executive Director Mark Watts at the high-level Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The Council draws from the world’s most prominent urban, development and climate focused organizations, networks and institutions to help unlock the full potential of cities to deliver on the climate, development and growth agendas.

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  • City officials exchange good practices and develop business models for bike-sharing and transit-oriented development

    CALI, COLOMBIA (October 20, 2017) — From October 18 to 20, officials from 13 Latin American cities participated in a capacity building workshop on how to finance sustainable urban mobility projects.

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