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The Road to Safety in India

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India has one of the worst road safety records in the world, with around 1,37,423 road traffic fatalities in 2013. (Bangalore, India) Photo by EMBARQ.
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Transforming Transportation 2015: Turning Momentum into Action

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2015 provides three big opportunities to build global momentum around the course for change. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
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Who Needs Cars? Smart Mobility Can Make Cities Sustainable

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Mexico's BRT system
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Why Cities are the Solution to Climate Change: Q&A with Ani Dasgupta

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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.
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Want Healthy, Thriving Cities? Tackle Traffic Safety First

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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.
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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

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Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
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“We Have to Get Urbanization Right”: Q&A with Felipe Calderón on Cities in the New Climate Economy

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More than 180 cities have implemented bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. Photo by wyllepoon/FLICKR
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The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

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Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

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2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

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During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

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Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Sustainable Urban Mobility

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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
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With Compact of Mayors, Cities Lead on Tackling Climate Change at UN Summit

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Through the Compact of Mayors and parallel initiatives, cities are making ambitious commitments to curb emissions, adopting new greenhouse gas emissions measuring standards, and supporting the financing of low-carbon infrastructure. Photo Credit: Braden/Flickr.
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Climate Action: Reduce Risk, Maximize Opportunities

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Cities that are compact and well-connected can be more economically dynamic and more livable for residents. Seoul, Korea. Photo Credit: Ryan Pikkel/Flickr
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To Maracanã and Beyond: World Cup Brings Sustainable Transport Benefits to Brazil

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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.
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People-Oriented Cities: Designing Walkable, Bikeable Neighborhoods

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Mexico City has created urban streetscapes around its Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system that support safe bicycling and walking, connecting urban residents to mass transport. Photo by Alejandro Luna/Flickr.
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People-Oriented Cities: 3 Key Elements for Quality Public Transport

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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
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Demystifying Transit-Oriented Development

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Transit-oriented development strategies can help urban areas develop sustainably, uniting land use, transport planning, and urban design to create more people-oriented cities. Pictured: Small businesses and pedestrians at a hub near Mexico City’s Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system. Photo credit: Justin Swan/Flickr
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