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...
- Executive Assistant, WRI Türkiye Sustainable CitiesTurkey
Yaren joined the WRI Türkiye Sustainable Cities team as an Executive Assistant in July 2022. Prior to joining WRI, she worked as an Editor and Project Assistant at United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) and as an English translator at Huawei Turkey....
- projectEmpowering cycling NGOs to better engage in policy- and decision-making through capacity development and mentoring
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...
- Press Release
WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Buildings are one of the largest contributors to climate change, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions.
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...
On September 28, in collaboration with WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and with support from the Partnership for Healthy Cities, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality launched a risk communication and public information campaign to promote active mobility and safe use of public transit amid the COVID-
On September 18th at European Mobility Week, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and partners launched “Kavşak,” a first-of-its-kind multi-sectoral network established to improve sustainable urban transport in Turkey.
In 2019, World Resources Institute (WRI) Turkey Sustainable Cities launched the "Get Turkey Cycling!" project, funded by the European Union and in partnership with the Dutch Cycling Embassy, to promote cycling as a commuting mode in Turkey's cities. The team worked with the municipalities of ...