An historic shift to urban centers has brought opportunity and prosperity to billions—but also daunting challenges. Crippling traffic congestion, worsening air pollution and an ever-growing demand for reliable mobility services plague many cities, with direct consequences for people, from...
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by Ben Welle, Anna Bray Sharpin, Claudia Adriazola, Soames Job, Marc Shotten and Dipan Bose - January 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? Research from WRI...
This report highlights some of our many successes over the last year through deep, targeted and catalytic engagement with cities. From the New Urban Agenda to making streets safer for everyone, the report also illustrates how we are helping shape four global stories.
by Juan Miguel Velásquez, Thet Hein Tun, Dario Hidalgo, Camila Ramos, Pablo Guarda, Zhong Guo and - November 2017
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...