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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)
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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
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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
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Revaluing Ecosystems

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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Water
  • ecosystem valuation
  • ecosystem services
  • Business
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Water
  • ecosystem valuation
  • ecosystem services
  • Business
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
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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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