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A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
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4 Investment Areas to Stimulate China's Economy After COVID-19

  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China.
  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
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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
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Cities Can Save $17 Trillion by Preventing Urban Sprawl

  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
New York City
  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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IPCC 1.5° Report: We Need to Build and Live Differently in Cities

  • climate science
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Wiping down rooftop solar panels in Mumbai.
  • climate science
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
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3 Charts Explain One of the Most Overlooked Opportunities to Address Climate Change and Poverty

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
Air conditioning units in Hong Kong. Flickr/Niall Kennedy
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
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3 Reasons Renewable Energy Is Poised to Take Off in Developing Cities

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
Rooftop solar is a key to renewable cities. Flickr/UNDP India
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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Urban Biking Advice from Copenhagen, Portland and Beyond

  • biking
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
WRI’s Andrew Steer and Claudia Adriazola on the Pennsylvania Avenue biketrack
  • biking
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
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Transforming Transportation: Toward Sustainable Mobility for All

  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Bus is Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Urban Mobility
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
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3 Challenges to Safe and Affordable Urban Housing

  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Mumbai slums
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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Q&A with Ani Dasgupta: What’s at Stake for Cities at Habitat III?

  • cities for all
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
People walking in Bangalore
  • cities for all
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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23 Chinese Cities Commit to Peak Carbon Emissions by 2030

  • Climate
  • low carbon development
U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing. Photo credit: Wee Kean Fong
  • Climate
  • low carbon development
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Transforming Transportation: From Global Targets to Local Action

  • Cities
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transportation
Bus rapid transit (BRT) in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • road safety
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transportation

$150 Million to Transform Sustainable Transport in Mexico City

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
With the new investment to modernize and expand Metrobús, Mexico City is making high quality sustainable mobility a reality for its residents. Photo by Taís Policanti/EMBARQ Mexico.
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
India's goal is to increase solar power to 100 gigawatts by 2022. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/DFID
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
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“We Have to Get Urbanization Right”: Q&A with Felipe Calderón on Cities in the New Climate Economy

  • Economics
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
More than 180 cities have implemented bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Photo by wyllepoon/FLICKR
  • Economics
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
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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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People-Oriented Cities: Mixed-Use Development Creates Social and Economic Benefits

  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
Mixed-use development combined with pedestrianization on Mexico City’s Calle Madero promotes sustainable, prosperous communities. Photo Credit: Julius Reque/Flickr.
  • public transit
  • low carbon development
  • transportation

To Maracanã and Beyond: World Cup Brings Sustainable Transport Benefits to Brazil

  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Although Brazilian cities have received criticism for short-sighted World Cup infrastructure, examples like Belo Horizonte's MOVE bus rapid transit (BRT) will generate benefits long after the final whistle blows. Photo Credit: Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
  • Urban Mobility
  • public transit
  • Cities
  • low carbon development

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