Partnership will help improve sustainability and livability as Qingdao growsSeptember 16, 2014
As an important port city in northern China, Qingdao has been a key business hub over the past century, and is becoming even more influential as China emerges as a new commercial center of the world. However, rapid urbanization and increasing vehicle use have caused many problems in the city – similar to other rapidly growing cities worldwide – including traffic congestion, increased greenhouse gas (GHG) and local air pollutants emissions, and water shortages.
2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency awards given to Erik Vergel-Tovar and Madeline BrozenDr. Lee Schipper’s legacy continues to inspire three years after his passingAugust 18, 2014
EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the Lee Schipper family are pleased to announce that young researchers Erik Vergel-Tovar and Madeline Brozen have been selected to receive the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will help both recipients contribute to the advancement of sustainable transport and urban mobility.
New tool to model the world’s energy, land, and food systems seeks expert comment before August 29, 2014August 06, 2014
EMBARQ, together with Climact and the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), has modeled global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector as part of the 2050 Global Calculator tool.
Workshop examines the potential for new initiatives to combat air pollution and improve quality of lifeAugust 05, 2014
Fueled by rapid motorization and urbanization, adverse impacts from the growing urban transport sector in Beijing are looming large. Looking ahead, preparing the city for five million additional residents by 2020 and simultaneously promoting economic growth, providing safe and efficient accessibility, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution presents huge challenges and opportunities for city leaders. Sustainable transport can contribute to each of these targets, helping establish Beijing as a leader in healthy, people-centered urbanization.
New Delhi, India inaugurates the weekly car-free event in efforts to improve air quality and promote sustainable active transportJuly 31, 2014
Raahgiri Day – the weekly event that closes streets to cars in the name of sustainable, active transport – has arrived in the world’s second largest city.
EMBARQ China helps city of Beijing prepare for low emission zone (LEZ) and congestion pricing implementationLessons learned on London study tour will help Beijing reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ease traffic congestionJuly 08, 2014
In June, researchers from EMBARQ China and engineers from the Beijing Transportation Research Center (BTRC) visited London, United Kingdom to learn from its successes with low emission zone (LEZ) and congestion pricing strategies.
EMBARQ India experts explore health, environmental, and economic impacts of BRT at Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) workshopJuly 07, 2014
While bus rapid transit (BRT) has been most widely implemented in Latin America, Asian cities are emerging as the next great market for BRT. Together, these two regions account for 63% and 26% of global BRT ridership respectively, though that balance is shifting.
World Cities Summit convenes city leaders and technical experts to chart the course towards sustainable urbanizationExperts from the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities explore “common challenges and shared solutions” for sustainable, livable citiesJune 05, 2014
The decisions that city leaders make today will impact the lives of billions of urbanites for decades to come. Not only are cities home to half the world’s population – with that figure set to increase to 70% by 2050 – but the long life of urban infrastructure for basic services like water, energy, and transport means that the next decade is crucial for putting cities on the path to sustainable growth.
EMBARQ India leads knowledge sharing initiative to advance sustainable transport and urban development in IndiaJune 05, 2014
India is home to one of the fastest growing urban populations in the world. Indian cities are expected to grow from 340 million in 2008 to 590 million people in 2030, and with that growth comes significant challenges for the country’s city planners and leaders.
Upcoming Low Emission Transport Toolkit webinar will help planners and city leaders to plan, finance, and implement sustainable transport solutions.May 27, 2014
An upcoming webinar on the LEDS Low Emission Transport Toolkit will help planners and city leaders to plan, finance, and implement sustainable transport solutions.
Navid Ahdieh, Project Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will present a webinar on the introduction of the Low Emission Transport Toolkit.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:00AM EST