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India Has the Worst Road Safety Record in the World. A New Law Aims to Change That

  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
busy street from Charminar
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  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
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  • India
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  • sustainable cities
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Why We March

  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
WRI staff ready to join the People's Climate March
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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Narrow Traffic Lanes Make Cities Safer

  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • traffic safety
  • transport
Traffic in Tokyo Reveals Narrow, Safe Traffic Lanes
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7 Proven Principles for Designing a Safer City

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  • health and road safety
  • sustainable cities
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  • transport
Pedestrian areas like the one in New York City's Times Square reduce speeding and traffic crashes. Photo by City Clock Magazine, Flickr
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RELEASE: Report Provides Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalities

  • Cities
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  • Urban Development
  • Cities
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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
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Making Cities Safer by Design: A Conversation with Jan Gehl and Ani Dasgupta

  • health and road safety
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
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  • transport
  • transportation
Bicyclists in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Martti Tulenheimo/Flickr
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Reducing HFCs in the US Would Benefit Consumers and the Climate

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy
HFCs, potent greenhouse gases, are commonly used as refrigerants. Photo by Frank van den Bergh/iStock.
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  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
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The Road to Safety in India

  • India
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • road safety
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  • transport
  • transportation
  • WRI India
India has one of the worst road safety records in the world, with around 1,37,423 road traffic fatalities in 2013. (Bangalore, India) Photo by EMBARQ.
  • India
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • health and road safety
  • road safety
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  • transportation
  • WRI India

How the US Can Lower Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and Save Money

  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
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  • natural gas
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A natural gas refinery plant. Photo by WildEarth Guardians/Flickr.
  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
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  • GHG emissions
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  • transport
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Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
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  • Economics
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  • economy
  • emissions
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How the US Can Save Billions by Reducing Electricity Use

  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
Homes and commercial buildings account for 74 percent of electricity demand in the United States, making them a critical part of any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo Credit: Justin Brown, Flickr
  • Energy
  • emissions
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  • green economy
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  • renewable energy
  • United States

How the US Can Produce Cleaner Energy While Capturing Economic Benefits

  • Energy
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  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
New solar photovoltaic projects are also being chosen over new coal and gas generation in a few areas of the country because of lower costs or larger net benefits. Photo credit: Dana Smillie, World Bank
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
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  • renewable energy
  • United States

By the Numbers: How the U.S. Economy Can Benefit from Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy
Electric vehicle battery prices fell 40 percent since 2008. Photo credit: Kevin Krejcl, Flickr
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy

Demystifying Transit-Oriented Development

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Energy Access
  • GHG emissions
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • Mexico
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Transit-oriented development strategies can help urban areas develop sustainably, uniting land use, transport planning, and urban design to create more people-oriented cities. Pictured: Small businesses and pedestrians at a hub near Mexico City’s Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system. Photo credit: Justin Swan/Flickr
  • Climate
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  • Air Quality
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  • GHG emissions
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  • Mexico
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  • transportation
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World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
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  • sustainable cities
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  • Urban Development
Experts are gathered in Medellin, Colombia this week for the World Urban Forum. Photo credit: Andrew, Flickr
  • Cities
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  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
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  • Urban Development

A Safe City is a Just City

  • Brazil
  • Cities
  • India
  • Mexico
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • traffic safety
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
In Rio de Janeiro, proximity to transport is key to ensuring that residents have access to jobs and opportunities within the city. Photo Credit: EMBARQ-Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Cities
  • India
  • Mexico
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • traffic safety
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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Launching the iBus: How Public Outreach Led to Transport Success in Indore, India

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • India
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transportation
The iBus in Indore, India.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • India
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
  • transportation

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