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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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PODCAST: Transportation Is the Heart of Cities

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Dockless bikes in Los Angeles.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Insights

Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development

  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • world resources report
Contrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick
  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • world resources report
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6 Road Design Changes That Can Save Lives

  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation
A roundabout in Frise, Netherlands.
  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation

Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing?

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Traffic congestion in Washington, DC.
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
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As Cities Grapple With Mobility Revolution, 10 Principles Emerge to Guide Them

  • Cities
  • car sharing
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
Bikesharing is part of the paradigm shift in urban mobility.
  • Cities
  • car sharing
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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How Cities Can Harness the Good—and Avoid the Bad—of the New Mobility Movement

  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
How can we move all these people?
  • Cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
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Beyond Electric Cars: As China Leads in Electric Buses, India Could Follow Suit in Electric Motorcycles

  • Cities
  • China
  • India
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
An electric bus in downtown Beijing
  • Cities
  • China
  • India
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport

Private Investment for Public Transport: Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 Leads the Way

  • finance
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 demonstrates how cities can successfully finance transport projects through public-private partnerships, and serves as a model for other areas in Brazil to follow. (Photo: Mariana Gil/ WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities)
  • finance
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
Insights

When it Comes to Reducing Car Congestion, India’s Cities Can Learn from its Businesses

  • India
  • health and road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation
The Indian city of Bangalore is engaging the private sector to shift how employees commute to work, reducing traffic congestion and costs for everyone. Photo by Miroslav Čuljat/Flickr.
  • India
  • health and road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transportation
Insights

Q&A with Cécile Ndjebet: Empowering Women Is Key to Better Forest Management in Cameroon

  • Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cameroon
  • Gender
  • governance
  • land rights
Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology.
  • Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cameroon
  • Gender
  • governance
  • land rights
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Want Healthy, Thriving Cities? Tackle Traffic Safety First

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
One of the best ways cities can become safer for all is through sustainable transport systems like bus rapid transit (BRT). Photo by EMBARQ Brasil/Flickr.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Finance
  • China
  • Climate
  • climate business
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • Latin America
  • low carbon development
  • Mexico
  • Mexico City
  • multilateral development banks
  • new climate agreement
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Leaders at COP20 can explore a range of sources for financing low-carbon urban development including multilateral investment banks, private investors, and innovative initatives like the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or climate-themed bonds. (Mexico City, Mexico) Photo by Boris G/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • China
  • Climate
  • climate business
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • Latin America
  • low carbon development
  • Mexico
  • Mexico City
  • multilateral development banks
  • new climate agreement
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
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Better Bus Systems & Car-free Days Improve Life in India’s Cities

  • Urban Mobility
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Raahgiri Day in India
  • Urban Mobility
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Insights

Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Africa
  • agriculture
  • agroforestry
  • Cameroon
  • carbon
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Africa
  • agriculture
  • agroforestry
  • Cameroon
  • carbon
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

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