Cities are responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change; but more importantly, they are also the key to solving this same challenge.
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Faced with rapid urbanization, Chinese cities, like many other cities around the world, are exploring sustainable development pathways for a more livable environment that supports economic growth and is environmentally responsible.
This paper from 2013 Lee Schipper Scholar Sudhir Gota investigates whether the road transport sector in India is showing signs of decoupling of energy consumption with travel demand, or if there are inconsistencies in the official estimates that do...
Urbanization has been rapid for the coastal city of Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong Province. By 2020, the city will have a population of 12 million people. Working with Qingdao Municipal Government, WRI China/...
Editor’s note: In the article below, originally published on TheCityFix, EMBARQ Director
As an important port city in northern China, Qingdao has been a key business hub over the past century, and is becoming even more influential as China emerges as a new commercial center of the world.
There are estimated to be more than 550 million two- and three-wheelers in Asia by 2035. The slides looked at the popularity of e-bike in Asia, its costs and benefits, and compared its emission and safety levels with other modes of transport.
Fueled by rapid motorization and urbanization, adverse impacts from the growing urban transport sector in Beijing are looming large.