BRASILIA, BRAZIL (November 19, 2015)– The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Declaration from the Second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety: Time for Results. The Declaration recommends a set of actions to improve road safety through stronger management, legislation and enforcement. WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is a member of the United Nations Global Road Safety Collaboration and has provided expertise on the connection of sustainable mobility and road safety.
Success Stories for Brazilian Cities
This paper explores strategies and approaches that effectively minimize risks for private investors in Brazil’s transport sector.
Deep roots, tree canopies and other "green" infrastructure can purify water, regulate stormwater runoff and reduce the impact of floods and droughts.
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer reveals his expectations for Brazil's Mayor’s Summit and Congress, as well as what local leaders can do to mitigate climate change.
Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalities
Cities Safer by Design is a global reference guide to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved street design and smart urban development. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes globally, mostly pedestrians, and that number is growing every year. This hands-on guide...
More than 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes every year. Ben Welle explains an undervalued approach for saving these lives—good urban design.
Twenty-three percent of the food available in sub-Saharan Africa is lost or wasted. At the same time, one in every four people is undernourished.
Rio de Janeiro has long been known for its traffic congestion and lack of affordable, accessible public transit. Now, in celebration of its 450th anniversary and as the host city of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, city leaders are beginning to transform Rio's image into one of a sustainable mobility leader.