Many cities are experiencing a decline in access to jobs, services and people due to a confluence of two trends: rapid urbanization and motorization. Lack of access afflicts both low-income communities scattered throughout the city and low- to medium-income people living in suburbs and...
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- Press Release
LEIPZIG, Germany (May 23, 2019) — As more people move to cities, congested roads, expensive commutes, and lack of reliable transport options are disrupting urban economies and affecting quality of life.
- projectAccelerating the implementation of sustainable urban solutions through new business models
The latest working paper of WRI’s flagship World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City...
NAIROBI, KENYA (June 28, 2017) — Can we have cities that grow sustainably while providing opportunity for all? At a workshop in Nairobi, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities gathered stakeholders from across sub-Saharan Africa to help answer this question.
Sustainable transportation solutions are key factors in ensuring that cities reduce congestion, avoid growth in greenhouse gas emissions and provide access to all the opportunities that cities have to offer. In countries where EMBARQ is currently working, cities are growing in a disconnected and...
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...
A hub for commercial activity, the Pinheiros River area is an important business district in São Paulo, Brazil.
In 2007, Istanbul added the Metrobüs bus rapid transit (BRT) system to its multimodal transport network.
Indian cities are often burdened with intense traffic congestion, poor air quality, and inequitable access to transport.