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A suburban development outside Beijing, “Orange County” is just one of many gated communities springing up on the edges of cities worldwide. Photo by Andrew Stokols/WRI.
  • Urban Development
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3 Steps to Build a Greener, Climate-Resilient India

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Hyderabad, India. Photo by Kara Newhouse, Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • GHG emissions
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Urban Development
Seoul, South Korea is one of several cities experimenting with new waste management policies that will encourage people not to buy food they don’t need. Photo by Seoul Korea/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • GHG emissions
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Urban Development
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Why We Need Solutions at Scale to Solve Today’s Urban Challenges

  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
The ICLEI World Congress takes place in Seoul, South Korea this year, and serves to connect city leaders, enable collaborative partnerships, and facilitate knowledge-sharing for more sustainable development around the world. Photo by Seoul Korea/Flickr.
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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RELEASE: ICLEI and WRI Partner to Advance Climate-Smart Urban Development

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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Car traffic in Seoul Korea. Photo by jimthegianteagle/Flickr.
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

4 Women Leaders “Making it Happen” for Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Gender
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • Gender
  • Urban Development
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Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum into Action

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
2015 provides three big opportunities to build global momentum around the course for change. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

  • Cities
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • 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
  • public transit
  • climate change
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

ADVISORY: Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity

  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety

RELEASE: Launch of First Global Standard to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cities

  • Cities
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Urban Development
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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Sustainable Urban Mobility

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Rapid urbanization creates a number challenges for city leaders, but the growing use of sustainable urban mobility solutions provides reasons for optimism in cities worldwide. (Beijing, China) Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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Climate Summit: Creating Better and More Sustainable Cities

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Beijing bicyclists. Photo Credit: Rich Bee/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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The UN Climate Summit: What's in it for Cities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
Cities contribute 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2 percent of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • public transit
  • Climate Resilience
  • Air Quality
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
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People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities

  • public transit
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Transport demand management strategies help wane commuters off the private car and make sustainable transport alternatives more viable, easing congestion and improving quality of life in cities. Photo Credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil
  • public transit
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety

People-Oriented Cities: 3 Key Elements for Quality Public Transport

  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Quality, user-friendly public transport systems provide a viable alternative to the private car and help build livable, accessible cities. Photo Credit: Alejandro Luna/EMBARQ Mexico
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety