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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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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three

  • Climate Resilience
  • India
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • aligning profit and environmental sustainability
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
Bicycle rickshaws in Mumbai, India
  • Climate Resilience
  • India
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • aligning profit and environmental sustainability
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
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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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Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum into Action

  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
2015 provides three big opportunities to build global momentum around the course for change. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • Cities
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • climate change
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
The ‘smart city’ has become quite a buzzword, but there’s still not enough clarity around what it means for a city to be truly smart. Photo by EMBARQ/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • bus rapid transit (BRT)
  • climate change
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable cities initiative
  • transport
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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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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