Conference explores how to reinvent cities for strong leadership in the urban centuryNovember 06, 2014
With great satisfaction, EMBARQ Mexico celebrated the International Congress on Sustainable Transport (“X Congreso”) from October 13 - 15, 2014 in Mexico City. Now in its tenth year, Congreso is one of the largest forums in Latin America for sharing best practices in sustainable mobility and urban development locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Workshop highlights the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in urban planningNovember 06, 2014
At last month’s International Congress for Sustainable Transport in Mexico City, Robin King, Director of Urban Development for EMBARQ, hosted a workshop focused on the question: “What kind of city do you want to live in?” Instead of discussing this idea in theory, workshop participants were split into teams and given an hour to design their ideal city using miniature building blocks. The game is derived from one developed by Professor Juval Portugali from the University of Tel Aviv.
EMBARQ Turkey to co-host the second Livable Cities Symposium, focused on creating bikeable and walkable citiesNovember 06, 2014
Over the past half-century, the world has urbanized at an unprecedented pace. In 1970, about 37% of the world’s population lived in urban areas. This number rose to 45% in 1990, 54% in 2014, and is expected to reach 66% by 2050. Much of this urban growth is occurring in less wealthy cities, and has created distinct challenges.
Transit-oriented development, shared mobility services, and information technologies among key transport solutions for Chinese citiesNovember 04, 2014
Transit Metropolis – administered by the Ministry of Transport – is a national program that aims to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) and high quality transit services. On October 15 and 16, 2014, the Ministry hosted the 4th Transit Metropolis Forum as one of the program’s regular capacity-building efforts.
EMBARQ Brasil hosts four-day road safety training for technical experts in Rio de JaneiroOctober 31, 2014
Every year, about 1.24 million people lose their lives in traffic. In Brazil, there are over 44,000 traffic deaths annually. These fatalities exceed the death toll of many wars, motivating experts to seek effective solutions.
The popular weekly car-free streets event – now in five Indian cities – was selected for its innovative approach in engaging communitiesOctober 27, 2014
Raahgiri Day was selected as a distinguished finalist and received an honorable mention at the 2014 Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards. The awards were announced at the evening meeting of the Annual Summit of the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum on October 16, 2014 in New Delhi, India.
EMBARQ Brasil and WRI Brasil explore how urban mobility can support economic development during São Paulo’s Virada da MobilidadeOctober 17, 2014
“The New Urban Mobility Economy” seminar, co-organized by EMBARQ Brasil, WRI Brasil, and Caronetas, brought together transport experts from Brazil and abroad to discuss new perspectives, solutions and
U.N. Climate Summit puts spotlight on Mexico’s efforts address climate changeOctober 07, 2014
EMBARQ Mexico is working to ensure that the country capitalizes on the momentum from last month’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. In the lead up to the Summit, EMBARQ Mexico, along with a number of other civil society organizations, authored an open letter to President Peña Nieto, urging him to recognize the need for concrete actions to mitigate climate change.
EMBARQ Brasil helps Ministry of Cities establish criteria to evaluate federally funded infrastructure projectsOctober 07, 2014
During the last decade, Brazil has witnessed unprecedented federal investment in public and non-motorized transport projects.
EMBARQ and WRI experts advance climate finance and greenhouse gas reporting for low-carbon citiesOctober 06, 2014
Editor’s note: In the article below, originally published on TheCityFix, EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann and EMBARQ Director of Energy and Climate Benoit Lefevre highlight important developments in urban sustainability from September's U.N. Climate Summit.