The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare two facets of our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future. Cities are already in adaptation mode.
Climate solutions are often divided into either mitigation actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or adaptation actions that help people adjust to climate change. But strategies and technologies that do both at once exist, and should be top priorities.
This paper explores the environmental impact of Shuttl, a demand-responsive bus service, in the National Capital Region of India.
Transforming Transportation 2020 will take place from January 16 - 17, 2020 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s conference is “Connecting People for Sustainable Growth.”
As Diwali ends and winter sets in, fireworks and crop burning push New Delhi's poor air quality to dangerous extremes. But to fix underlying, year-round air pollution, Delhi should look to cleaner transport.
Chile's protests are the result of years of worsening socioeconomic inequalities. Transportation is one area where they're felt most acutely.
The automakers joining the Trump administration’s reckless attack on California’s authority to set clean car standards are making a historic error.
Decarbonizing the transport sector would create a cleaner, healthier and more affordable future for everyone, and it can be done without sacrificing the interconnectedness we've come to expect from modernity.
Climate experts have long considered heavy transportation one of the hardest parts of the economy to clean up. But new research shows that trucking, shipping and aviation can in fact become carbon-neutral, at very low cost.
A new WRI working paper finds that though cities are hotspots for opportunity, many urbanites find it increasingly difficult to access these benefits, rendering jobs, healthcare and education increasingly out of reach for millions of people.
Positive change is happening in cities, but it’s often lost in a sea of bad news about air pollution, rising costs of living and traffic jams. Projects from Dar es Salaam, Medellín, Pune and more provide inspiration.
Looking at four studies of scooter safety, it's clear that one factor outside riders' control needs to be studied more: road design.
Medellin used to be the murder capital of the world. Today, new businesses, plazas, libraries and schools can be seen throughout the city's hillside neighborhoods. An aerial tram system is at the heart of Medellin's transformation.
Bike shares, electric scooters, ride-hailing services and other "micromobility" options are exploding. But governments can’t afford to sit back and be spectators – they need to ensure that this mobility revolution benefits everyone.
China's electric vehicle mandate has driven innovation around the globe, an illustration of the kind of "ambition loop" that drives businesses and governments to bring out the best in one another.
The theme for this year’s Transforming Transportation is ‘Will New Mobility Deliver Sustainable Transport for All?’ The conference will focus on how new technologies, data platforms and business models are integrating with current transport modes to solve old problems, from efficiency and equity to safety, and how new mobility can help address climate change. We will discuss the current and future challenges faced by countries across the world in providing sustainable mobility for everyone.
Shorter blocks, narrower lanes, chicanes, roundabouts, speed humps and raised crossings can make roads safer.
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.
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.