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Transforming Transportation 2020 Day 2: Live Updates

Fri, 2020-01-17 20:14
Transforming Transportation 2020 continues today at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Join us to discuss the current and future challenges faced by countries across the world in providing sustainable mobility for all. Read highlights from day one, watch this space ...

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From Vision to Action: Latin American & Caribbean Cities Ready for Paradigm Shift in Road Safety

Thu, 2020-01-16 23:00
Vision Zero has become a familiar term in urban mobility planning and road safety around the world. After starting in Sweden in the 1990s and being applied in Europe and the UK, the road safety strategy has recently increased in ...

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Transforming Transportation 2020 Day 1 Live Updates

Thu, 2020-01-16 20:14
Transforming Transportation 2020 kicks off today at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Join us to discuss the current and future challenges faced by countries across the world in providing sustainable mobility for all. Watch this space for updates, tune ...

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Act Locally, Learn Globally: Luis Bettencourt on Building from the Community Up

Tue, 2020-01-14 21:49
“Cities are special,” Luis Bettencourt says in an interview for the Cities Research Seminar Series, but they may only be beginning to tap into their full potential. We need to think about cities more as “collective systems that have their ...

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Faced with Forced Relocation, the People of One Philippine City Designed Their Own Climate-resilient Neighborhood

Mon, 2020-01-06 22:35
In Pasig City, Philippines, southeast of Manila, there’s an apartment complex with whitewashed walls and colorful trim. It’s an unassuming set of buildings, but a globally important one. The Manggahan Low Rise Building Project is a climate-resilient building, meant to ...

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TheCityFix’s Top 10 Blogs from 2019

Thu, 2019-12-19 19:49
Cities are hotspots for global innovation and transformative change, from restoring urban vitality through street design to enhancing access through data-driven solutions. In 2019, we watched as cities took on these challenges, leading the charge into a new decade. Our ...

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We’re Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation – and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities

Wed, 2019-12-18 19:30
In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks, ...

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Coastal Flooding Impacts Millions of People. Urban Expansion Makes the Risk Worse.

Tue, 2019-12-17 22:44
Among cities with the highest rates of outward expansion are coastal cities that are extremely vulnerable to flooding from sea level rise and storm surges. Map by Resource Watch Urban expansion and sea level rise are combining to increase the ...

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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification”

Sat, 2019-12-14 00:24
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...

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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action

Thu, 2019-12-12 01:35
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...

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Accelerating America’s Pledge: How U.S. States, Cities and Businesses Can Deliver Ambitious Climate Action

Mon, 2019-12-09 20:45
There’s been a dramatic groundswell of “bottom-up” climate leadership from U.S. states, cities and businesses in the face of a federal retreat on climate action. From state legislation mandating cleaner electricity sources to city policies encouraging all-electric buildings, these local ...

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CO2 Emissions Climb to an All-Time High (Again) in 2019: 6 Takeaways from the Latest Climate Data

Thu, 2019-12-05 14:13
Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels are on track to again climb to a record high in 2019, according to a new report from the Global Carbon Project, putting the world at risk of catastrophic climate change due to these heat-trapping gases. ...

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How Countries Can Step Up Climate Pledges Through Action in 4 Key Sectors

Tue, 2019-12-03 21:37
Every year for the past decade, scientists have come together to measure the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are headed under current climate pledges, and where they need to be in order to limit global warming to the levels ...

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Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action

Mon, 2019-12-02 22:12
Chile withdrew as host of this year’s UN climate conference amid widespread unrest, but that doesn’t mean that fighting climate change should be pushed into second place behind addressing social inequality. On the contrary, the situation in Chile shows all countries that the social and climate ...

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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy

Wed, 2019-11-27 22:47
The United States is the only nation that doesn’t show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn’t mean most Americans aren’t trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and ...

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4 Priorities for the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid

Tue, 2019-11-26 01:14
It has been a tumultuous time for the UN climate talks. The mass protests against social inequality in Chile prompted the country to give up its plan to host COP25 just a month before the annual talks were scheduled to begin in December. But ...

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4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

Fri, 2019-11-22 20:16
Today, transportation accounts for almost 30% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The good news is that passenger vehicles in the U.S. are electrifying at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, one million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the ...

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To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System

Thu, 2019-11-21 03:24
Over the past few years, around the time when Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights and India’s biggest holiday – ends and winter sets in, Delhi’s air quality has plummeted to dangerous levels, initiating a series of debates and ...

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Tech Startups Offer New Answers to African Transport Woes. How Can Cities Capitalize?

Thu, 2019-11-14 22:39
The fundamentals of urban mobility are changing rapidly. Apps like Uber and Lyft are becoming ubiquitous around the world and new modes like electric and shared bicycles and scooters are on the rise. The conversation is increasingly trending toward mobility ...

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To Fix City Slums, Don’t Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

Wed, 2019-11-13 19:30
Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements ‒ poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation and waste management. The traditional approach to upgrading ...

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