Energy use in buildings is responsible for around 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. So it's fitting that the Paris climate summit will host the first-ever Buildings Day.
Global Director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Ani Dasgupta explains why the world cannot curb climate change without managing cities differently.
A new report offers evidence-based recommendations for designing safer, healthier, more vibrant cities.
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.
Red tile roofs, a backyard barbecue, and a French chateau-style clubhouse. This may sound like Orange County, California, the famed suburb known for its beaches and McMansions, but this scene is actually from Orange County, Beijing.
While India's cities continue to invest in road expansions, a handful of businesses are taking steps to reduce car dependence. The result is less car congestion and improved productivity.
The usual discussion around children’s traffic safety is a behavioral one, focusing on issues like helmet- and seat-belt laws. What's really needed is a "safe system" approach that actually makes cities safer by design.
In honor of U.N. Global Road Safety week, renowned architect Jan Gehl and director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Ani Dasgupta explore ways cities can prioritize moving people over moving cars.
Nitin Pandit, CEO of WRI India, explains how limiting urban sprawl, investing in natural infrastructure and scaling up clean energy can create a better future for India.