The increase in cycling and space for cyclists during the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to rethink active mobility. This webinar will assemble a panel of global leaders to discuss the rise of cycling in their cities, how cycling can be a catalyst for change, and what the future holds for sustainable and safe mobility.
The South Africa National Department for Cooperative Governance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and Coalition for Urban Transitions announced a new partnership to help achieve a more green and equitable recovery for cities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cities and communities responsible for consuming and setting clean energy targets have historically had little influence on their wholesale electricity markets’ policies and operations. That may change with the emerging PJM Cities and Communities Coalition, a growing coalition dedicated to removing and preventing barriers to decarbonization in the PJM territory.
The correlation between urban tree cover and income is well-documented in cities around the world, and is often a by-product of historic inequality. However, cities can proactively address inequality, build resilience and improve residents' lives by making green spaces more equitable.
This report investigated a comprehensive nationwide impact of dockless bike-share systems (DBS) in 12 Chinese cities found that the DBS systems work as a great last-mile urban mobility solution that can enhance the connectivity to public transit, replacing motorized trips as a zero-emission transport means, and improve public health.
75 years ago, the United Nations was founded on the belief that countries must work together to address global issues. As the world faces climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, some national governments are living up to this belief more than others — but crucial actors may be able to turn the tide.
For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action. More recently, many cities have also stepped up to addressing the related issue of structural racism. Will these ambitious goals translate into ambitious action?
The coronavirus pandemic has compounded highly unequal development in Latin America's cities. Investing in infrastructure and public services for marginalized areas can help the region build back better.
Worldwide, cities are struggling to plan and finance climate-appropriate infrastructure. Inter-department collaboration and nature-based solutions could be the key to addressing both issues simultaneously.
The ImpactAr tool comprises a methodology presented in a technical note and a valuation model to assess the impacts on health and financial and economic costs related to changes in air pollution levels due to modifications in the urban bus fleets in Brazil.
The evidence on the science of pollution sources and the political economy of air quality action points to three steps that can help make a clean-air future a reality.
Investing in sustainable infrastructure for areas such as renewable energy and electric cars can help China’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. Over the long term, public transport is one investment that can create jobs quickly while reducing carbon emissions, making roads safer and improving people’s access to their work and other opportunities.
Expanding biking infrastructure in cities will not only protect human health and curb climate change, it can help economies recover after COVID-19.
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, cities must address inequality. City preparedness and resilience are key to withstanding this and future crises.
Mexico’s leadership and influence can set the course for a broader ZCB movement toward net-zero-carbon buildings in Latin America.
Future cities will need a near-zero-carbon footprint, an end to dependence on fossil fuels and an ability to manage weather extremes while finding ways to lift up already vulnerable and marginalized groups. To envision these cities of the future, we have to demand more of our collective imagination.
The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) is the premier international conference on cities and the first session to be held in the Middle East.
The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities launched the Vision Zero Challenge, a new road safety challenge, which aims to help cities in Latin America and the Caribbean create systemic change to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries.
New research finds nearly two-thirds of sewage and human waste in 15 major cities is unsafely managed, worsening urban sanitation crisis.