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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
  • health
  • road safety
  • Health & Road Safety
busy street from Charminar
  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • health
  • road safety
  • Health & Road Safety
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PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
The waterfront in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
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Eskisehir, Turkey Leads on Energy-Efficient Buildings

  • Buildings
  • Unlocking Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
Eskişehir, Turkey
  • Buildings
  • Unlocking Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Energy
  • energy efficiency
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
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5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
  • health
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
Visible air pollution in Delhi, India
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
  • health
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Scooter Use Skyrocketing in Cities, But Are They Safe? A Look at the Evidence

  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
A man rides a scooter in Austin, Texas.
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
News
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
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Urban Transformations: In Durban, Informal Workers Design Marketplaces Instead of Getting Displaced by Them

  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • Urban Development
Warwick Junction
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • Urban Development
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Metrocable en el centro de Medellín
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
Members of a waste-pickers cooperative push collection carts along the streets of Pune, India
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
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PODCAST: The Political Economy of Air Quality with Jessica Seddon

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
Haze of air pollution over Bangkok sunrise.
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3

4 Creative Ways Cities Are Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Solar in Washington, DC. Flickr/Adam Fagen
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Data

Countries and Cities in the Global South Suitable for Electrification

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • electric grid
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • electric grid
  • climate change
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Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet

  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • electric mobility
Where cities have relatively clean grids, they should electrify as much as possible.
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • electric mobility
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Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Unlocking Climate Action
Las Vegas solar panels
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • electric mobility
  • Unlocking Climate Action