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...
From a global pandemic that continues to ebb and flow, to major disruptions to energy and food supplies, and the re-ordering of urban spaces, cities went through a lot in 2021-2022. But as always, communities continue to innovate and find new ways forward. WRI Ross Center is building broader...
- projectAccelerating and scaling up subnational actions to support the goal of carbon neutrality in China by 2060
- projectEnabling solutions for low-cost, equitable and clean EV public charging networks in cities globally.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on cities – putting unprecedented pressure on municipal budgets and public services, exacerbating inequalities and revealing their extreme fragility to shocks. At the same time, cities offer among the most promising opportunities to build back...
FedEx and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities are working together to catalyze sustainable urban transport solutions to improve the quality of life for people around the world.
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LONDON (March 17, 2021) — A new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions finds that in order to accelerate COVID-19 recovery, achieve shared prosperity, and drive climate action,
The unfolding coronavirus pandemic has exposed the systemic vulnerability and inequity of cities and underscored their crucial role in driving a sustainable future. While urban environments have been greatly disrupted, cities also offer promising opportunities to respond and recover while...
Dockless bike-share systems have experienced unprecedented growth in China since 2016. This report investigated the comprehensive nationwide impact of dockless systems in 12 Chinese cities with relatively high bike-share usage and a thriving bike-share economy: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou,...
- projectSupporting a holistic approach to decarbonizing the transport sector in Asia