As the recent white paper on China’s transport for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016–2020) states, China must set higher standards for the transport development to “realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” (State Council Information Office 2016). In this...
This COP is expected to be the most cities-focused yet. But for cities to make good on their potential to address climate change, they need coordinated support from national and international leaders. Here's how they can help.
WRI Brasil's Urban Mobility Director brings expertise in engineering and communication to the creation of integrated transit networks.
People in the developing world use “circular economy” principles every day—recycling waste, using less and repairing more. By shifting to a more intentional approach, cities can embrace the possibilities of this alternative economic system.
Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment
Millions of residents in some of the fastest growing cities in the world don’t have access to clean, reliable energy, and the challenge of reaching them is not getting easier. In 2012, only 58 percent of the urban population had access to electricity in low-income countries, and nearly 500...