World Resources Institute (WRI) is focusing the next World Resources Report on the challenge of creating productive, sustainable and equitable cities.
Weiping Wu of Tufts University presented at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities on China's urban transformation during a World Resources Report Cities Research Seminar Series.
Weiping Wu, Professor and Chair, Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University talks about China's Urban Transformation answers the following 5 questions:
-What is China's urban challenge?
-How can China address its urban challenge?
China is experiencing rapid motorization at an unprecedented rate. Carsharing began in China in 2009. In June 2014, there were five active carsharing operators running about 1,000 vehicles in total in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, and Changsha. However, little information exists...
- Director, China, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable CitiesChina
Daizong Liu is Director of WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He has led and managed a number of projects, including Transit Metropolis project partnered with the Ministry of Transport, and local governments like Kunming, Guiyang, Suzhou and Zhuzhou, Low Emission Zone/Congestion...
According to the Beijing Municipal Committee of Transport (BMCT), the number of vehicles in Beijing has reached 5.591 million, with 30.99 million daily trips within the sixth ring road at the end of 2014.
Currently home 4.16 million people, the city of Suzhou in China is growing at such a rapid rate that its economic activity has nearly reached that of first-t
Research worldwide has shown that residential energy consumption is a major contributor of carbon emissions. However, China is working to break the mold.
China’s rapid urbanization has dramatically increased the need for public transit infrastructure in cities across the country.
Transportation’s negative impact on the environment is increasing as the world’s population grows. In 2010, transport was responsible for 23 percent of total energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and this figure is growing.
FedEx has been a valuable supporter of sustainable mobility...