Nearly 70 percent of us will call cities home by 2050. To ensure that cities reap the economic benefits of this population boom, though, research shows they need to grow up, not out.
Electric car sales hit U.S. records this year, with almost 66,000 sold just in July and August, more than double the number sold during the same period in 2017. Media campaigns can help spur this growing demand, but in the absence of federal leadership, automakers need to step up to support this low-emissions mode of transport.
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines the processes of transformative change and the conditions enabling and inhibiting it in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra state, India. Many initiatives across diverse sectors have had a positive, qualitative impact on sustainability and service provision in Pune, particularly in its solid waste and transport sectors. These initiatives reflect important shifts in the local government’s attitudes and systems towards greater sustainability and equity and have had a positive impact on many lives.
A debate in Delhi about how to finance the metro rail system offers lessons for the rest of the world. WRI India CEO O.P. Agarwal explains.
For the Commonwealth, green growth has entered Phase Three, recognizing that sustained economic growth can only be achieved by investing in low-carbon and less-polluting models of development. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explains.
Public transportation connects people to jobs, education and opportunity. Three real-life stories show the benefits of improved mobility.
Shenzhen's buses are the world's first 100 percent electrified bus fleet, and its largest. How the city overcame obstacles like high costs and lack of charging stations provides lessons for other cities.
Autonomous vehicles are already driving the roads—and driving debate— in California, Pittsburgh, Singapore, Paris and Oslo.
Fifteen of the world's leading transport and technology companies—including, Lyft, Uber, Didi and more—have aligned themselves with the Shared Mobility Principles. They share a vision for urban mobility that puts people first.
More than a million bike-share bikes crowd some Chinese cities, piling up in public spaces, blocking sidewalks and tripping pedestrians. But the chaos may soon be coming to an end.
This working paper studies 10 cases from Europe, Asia, and the United States to highlight the variety of social, political, and environmental contexts within which CC and LEZ schemes were planned and implemented. It aims to provide public communication strategies to safeguard successful implementation of transport policies.
When ride-hailing, car- and bike-sharing and other innovative services are effectively combined with existing public transport options, their potential becomes "truly transformative," according to WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities director Anirudhha Dasgupta.
By focusing incentivizes to encourage cooperation, China was able to capture a strategic market: electric buses. India could do the same for electric bikes.
In an op-ed, our Indonesian experts remind the nation electric vehicles can't achieve their carbon-saving potential unless they're fueled by renewables, not coal.
Cycling is exploding in popularity in Chinese cities, but designing the built infrastructure to channel this enthusiasm remains a significant challenge.
This publication proposes a methodology to provide a credible way to estimate mobilized private finance, from public interventions (e.g., policy), for climate finance tracking.
Besides the cost to human health, the pollution's environmental impacts make China's fourth-largest city less attractive to corporate investment.
The Trump administration's "skinny" budget is poised to make the nation’s infrastructure even less sustainable. Will the full budget, expected to be released next week, reverse course?
This working paper discusses the successful experience of London, Singapore and Stockholm that can be applied to China, aiming to help Chinese readers understand how LEZ/CC policies work to alleviate air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and solve problems and challenges in the effort of congestion mitigation and emission reduction in China.
The Seeds for Change project in Gurugram, India recently reclaimed four car parking spots to make space for 40 bicycles. Cities around the world are using similar strategies to shift people from cars to cleaner transport.