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...
Many cities are experiencing a decline in access to jobs, services and people due to a confluence of two trends: rapid urbanization and motorization. Lack of access afflicts both low-income communities scattered throughout the city and low- to medium-income people living in suburbs and...
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” tells the story of the Via RecreActiva – a ciclovía, or bike path, in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. More than 60 kilometers of streets are closed every...
- projectHelping cities protect and integrate forests to combat climate change, preserve watersheds and biodiversity, and improve human well-being
Since launching its Mobility Plan in 2015, Joinville, in Santa Catarina, Brazil, has become a model city for urban planning.
In November 2016, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization organized a four-day
On October 10-12, WRI México hosted the XII International Congress on Cities and Transport in Mexico City.
- projectAssisting local and national governments to develop a pipeline of feasible, bankable projects and strengthen regional networks.
The number of traffic fatalities in Sao Paulo, Brazil fell by 20.6 percent from 2014 to 2015, resulting in 257 saved lives.
Istanbul, Turkey is notorious for its traffic congestion and, according to the Traffic Index Data by TomTom, is the most congested city in the world.