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In Nairobi, Residents Redesign Public Spaces to Build Flood Resilience

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Nairobi residents redesign public spaces to build flood resilience
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  • Prize for Cities
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In Ahmedabad, India, Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

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  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity
Woman works in her home in Ahmedabad, India.
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5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
People gather in the middle of a Monterrey street during sunset
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Dockless Bike Sharing Can Create Healthy, Resilient Urban Mobility

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  • Urban Mobility
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People riding bikes on a sidewalk in Beijing.
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4 Investment Areas to Stimulate China's Economy After COVID-19

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  • 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.
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  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
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To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System

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  • Air Quality
  • health
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New Delhi's air quality, already poor, tends to plummet as Diwali ends and winter begins. Photo by Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons.
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

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  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
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5 Things We Learned About Urban Transformation

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  • transportation
Metrocable cars
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Q&A: One Woman Aims to Save Kids’ Lives by Redesigning the Roads They Walk

  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • road safety
  • poverty
  • health
Ayikai Charlotte Poswayo
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Urban Transformations: In Durban, Informal Workers Design Marketplaces Instead of Getting Displaced by Them

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  • human rights
  • Urban Development
Warwick Junction
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Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

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  • road safety
  • human rights
  • poverty
  • health
  • Urban Development
Children in Dar es Salaam
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

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  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
Members of a waste-pickers cooperative push collection carts along the streets of Pune, India
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  • waste
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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development

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  • transportation
  • world resources report
Contrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick
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Mass Transit Is a Public Good. Everyone—Not Just Riders—Should Pay For It.

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
Looking out onto the Delhi Metro tracks in Badarpur. Flickr/Axel Drainville
  • Urban Mobility
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  • transportation
  • public transit
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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three

  • Climate Resilience
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
Bicycle rickshaws in Mumbai, India
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  • Economics
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How Did Shenzhen, China Build World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet?

  • public transit
  • transportation
Electric buses in China
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Chinese Cities Aim to Rein in Bike-Sharing Boom

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  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
Bike sharing in China
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Make Cycling Safer in China—By Design

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  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Biking in downtown Beijing.
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  • biking
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China’s Clean Air Challenge: $3 Billion Air Pollution from Transport in Chengdu

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  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • transportation
Chengdu on a clear day
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  • pollution
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