Julio will present on his paper that aims to explain how the Chilean public transport market became subsidized in 2009; analyzing to what extent public and private interests shaped the subsidy bill during the legislative process. Case study results demonstrate that: (i) the financial crisis of...
Luiz will present on the key issues driving changes that impact the implementation of sustainable transportation. Cities in the XXI century are the result of humanity’s historical choices. Quality of life and longevity have resulted from wealth, economic development and technology and as a...
A seminar led by Eugenie Birch of the University of Pennsylvania on how urbanism is becoming a way of life.
A seminar led by Michael Westphal, a Senior Associate at the World Resources Institute, on "Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment," another chapter of the World Resources Report, "Towards a More Equal City."
A seminar led by Robert Buckley of the Urban Institute on how the world's largest cities financed their first sewer systems.
A seminar led by WRI Ross Center's Robin King on the WRR working paper, “Confronting the Urban Housing Crisis in the Global South: Adequate, Secure, and Affordable Housing”.
A seminar led by a global panel of experts on city-level cases of transformative change in the global south.
A seminar led by Rebecca Abers of the University of Brasília on how politics and money affect efforts to promote equitable and sustainable urban transformation.
A seminar led by Rohit T. “Rit” Aggarwala, Co-Head of Labs at Sidewalk Labs, on how digital technology is dramatically changing cities.
A seminar led by Eric Mackres and Debbie Weyl on WRI Ross Center for Cities' building efficiency work.
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Every Sunday, Guadalajara closes more than 60 kilometers of streets to car traffic, opening them up for public use by pedestrians, cyclists and performers. Since starting the "Via RecreActiva," Guadalajara has more open space for recreation, a new collective image of public space and a revitalized movement for transit equity.
New WRI research shows that cities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are expanding outward rather than vertically. As these places grow in population, continuing their unwieldy expansion outward could push them into economic, environmental and social crises.