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Low-Carbon Cities Are a $24 Trillion Opportunity

  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Riding the bus in Seattle. Increasing the share of passengers taking mass transit is worth more than $10 trillion. Flickr/Brian Glanz.
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Insights
Guangzhou’s Pearl River Tower
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Climate
  • Energy
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A Tale of Two Cities in Brazil (and the Forest that Connects Them)

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Salvador's city government delivers native trees to residents, as part of an effort to revitalize the surrounding Atlantic Forest. Photo by Marcelo Gandra.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Initiatives

New Climate Economy

Most of women covered by NHLP now have access to fresh vegetables for their meals and can even supply their surplus to be sold in the local market.
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • development
  • Freshwater
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • development
  • Freshwater
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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
Insights

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
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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
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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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Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather than Up. 3 Reasons That’s a Problem

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Informal settlements at the edge of Mumbai, India. Photo by Johnny Miller/Unequal Scenes
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report