Improved planning and design of bus priority systems can benefit 31 million people every dayJanuary 14, 2015
Washington, DC (January 14, 2015)—One of the primary challenges associated with rapid global urbanization is how to ensure the safety of city streets. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1.2 million people die on the world’s roads each year, and traffic crashes could become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030 without intervention.
FedEx and EMBARQ team members help improve the Chennai public bus systemDecember 31, 2014
Many cities in developing countries lack the capacity, knowledge, and tools to make informed decisions to improve mobility. The FedEx-EMBARQ Mobility and Accessibility (MAP) program addresses this challenge by leveraging FedEx’s extensive know-how and expertise to accelerate EMBARQ’s ability to help cities create mobility and access to the marketplace, jobs, schools, and communities in ways that minimize environmental impacts.
December 18, 2014
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As world leaders convene in Lima, Peru to outline an international climate agreement, low-carbon urban transport makes its way onto the agendaDecember 11, 2014
New report highlights how connected, compact, sustainable development can curb emissions and improve quality of lifeDecember 10, 2014
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.
EMBARQ Brasil hosts mayors and city leaders, releases new publications on trends and best practices in urban mobilityDecember 10, 2014
Providing guidance and disseminating best practices are key to developing more equitable, livable, and productive cities. This was the task assumed by Brazilian cities taking part in the Sustainable Urban Mobility: Practices and Trends seminar, which took place December 2-3, 2014, in São Paulo. Organized by EMBARQ Brasil and WRI Brasil, the event convened 160 people representing 40 medium and large Brazilian cities, including mayors, municipal secretaries, and cities’ technical staff.
WRI China releases five studies to advance the Sustainable and Livable Cities ProjectDecember 10, 2014
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.
EMBARQ Turkey hosts second annual Livable Cities Symposium in IzmirDecember 08, 2014
How can cities harness urban mobility solutions to become more livable?
Opportunity for young thinkers to advance transformational research on sustainable transport and energy efficiencyDecember 04, 2014
Looking for an opportunity to catalyze sustainable, people-centered urban mobility? The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship wants to help you transform ideas into reality.
Over 15,000 people participate in the city’s first sustained open streets movementDecember 02, 2014
Editor's note: This post has been updated to include progress of the Equal Streets movement through the month of November.