This case study in the World Resources Report (WRR), Towards a More Equal City, describes the history of Surabaya, Indonesia’s inclusive housing policy and how the Kampung Improvement Program (KIP) became a model for in situ slum upgrading efforts...
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This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Ahmedabad, India, by analyzing the city’s land pooling and readjustment mechanism, called the Town Planning Scheme (TPS). This paper reviews...
On August 20, 2016 the Junção Project, a low-income housing project in Rio Grande, Brazil signed contracts to begin
- projectFlagship research series on achieving cities that work for all
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.
- projectNew mobility law prioritizes pedestrians, cyclists and reshapes mobility in Mexico's largest city
The presentation is from a webinar hosted by EMBARQ India, addressing major challenges and lessons from the implementation of transit oriented development (
Building on the transit-oriented development (TOD or DOTS in Spanish) approach, this manual proposes planning and design strategies to improve quality of life in cities. Examples draw from Mexican cities, while the guide provides useful insights for other countries as well. The guide is aimed at...
EMBARQ Mexico has worked to support urban reform measures that improve the quality of life for the 90 million urban residents in Mexico, many of which spend up to 50% of their household income on transport.
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Cities already house half of the world’s population and are expected to add an additional 75 million people each year. The rapid growth of cities, especially in the developing world, presents enormous opportunities and challenges to ensure that growth is equitable and sustainable.