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In Las Vegas, Ride-Hailing Is Eating Away at Taxis. The Effect on Public Transit Is Less Clear.

Wed, 2018-09-19 13:13
Ice hockey isn’t the only recent addition to the desert city of Las Vegas achieving major success. Prior to the arrival of the Golden Knights, the city welcomed Uber and Lyft in 2015 and the ride-hailing companies have upended the ...

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In Las Vegas, Ride-Hailing Is Eating Away at Taxis. The Effect on Public Transit Is Less Clear.

Wed, 2018-09-19 13:13
Ice hockey isn’t the only recent addition to the desert city of Las Vegas achieving major success. Prior to the arrival of the Golden Knights, the city welcomed Uber and Lyft in 2015 and the ride-hailing companies have upended the ...

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4 Questions on the Future of Dockless Bike Sharing, From Its Birthplace

Mon, 2018-09-17 13:13
Just three years ago, dockless bike sharing was operating at a small, university-scale in China. By the end of 2017, there were more than 20 million dockless bikes in the country, generating more than $3 billion in investment. Xinhua, the ...

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4 Questions on the Future of Dockless Bike Sharing, From Its Birthplace

Mon, 2018-09-17 13:13
Just three years ago, dockless bike sharing was operating at a small, university-scale in China. By the end of 2017, there were more than 20 million dockless bikes in the country, generating more than $3 billion in investment. Xinhua, the ...

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Protecting Forests Near and Far: Cities4Forests Launches at GCAS

Thu, 2018-09-13 20:06
Most people don’t associate cities with trees, but urban areas are actually dependent on healthy forests. Trees within cities reduce heat, provide spaces for recreation and socialization, and increase property values. Nearby trees in the watersheds around cities filter drinking water and ...

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45 Cities Pursue a New Urban Strategy: Protecting Forests Near and Far

Thu, 2018-09-13 20:06
Most people don’t associate cities with trees, but urban areas are actually dependent on healthy forests. Trees within cities reduce heat, provide spaces for recreation and socialization, and increase property values. Nearby trees in the watersheds around cities filter drinking water and ...

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The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:11
Bold action on climate change could deliver $26 trillion in cumulative economic benefits by 2030, according to a new report by the New Climate Economy (NCE). Without immediate action to cut emissions, the costs of “runaway” climate change will be severe: ...

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The New Climate Economy Will Be Powered by Compact Cities: Report

Mon, 2018-09-10 21:11
Bold action on climate change could deliver $26 trillion in cumulative economic benefits by 2030, according to a new report by the New Climate Economy (NCE). Without immediate action to cut emissions, the costs of “runaway” climate change will be severe: ...

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Kerala Flooding: Natural Calamity or Manmade Disaster?

Mon, 2018-09-10 13:13
As India prepared to commemorate its 72nd Independence Day last month, the southern state of Kerala saw little reason to celebrate. The monsoon rainfall this year was heavier than normal and had reached alarming levels. On an average, districts received ...

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Kerala Flooding: Natural Calamity or Manmade Disaster?

Mon, 2018-09-10 13:13
As India prepared to commemorate its 72nd Independence Day last month, the southern state of Kerala saw little reason to celebrate. The monsoon rainfall this year was heavier than normal and had reached alarming levels. On an average, districts received ...

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Can Housing Be Affordable Without Being Efficient?

Thu, 2018-09-06 18:35
About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030. That will require constructing approximately 21 million new homes every year across the world. Several of the fastest-growing countries have ambitious goals to ...

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Can Housing Be Affordable Without Being Efficient?

Thu, 2018-09-06 18:35
About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030. That will require constructing approximately 21 million new homes every year across the world. Several of the fastest-growing countries have ambitious goals to ...

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Equitable Planning in Ahmedabad: Beyond Eminent Domain

Wed, 2018-09-05 13:13
A huge challenge for growing cities is provision of core services and infrastructure. Every time a new neighborhood crops up, services like roads, water and sanitation, education, and health centers must be extended to cover new residents. In practice, cities ...

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Equitable Planning in Ahmedabad: Beyond Eminent Domain

Wed, 2018-09-05 13:13
A huge challenge for growing cities is provision of core services and infrastructure. Every time a new neighborhood crops up, services like roads, water and sanitation, education, and health centers must be extended to cover new residents. In practice, cities ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Solving for Water Security at the Source

Tue, 2018-08-28 13:13
In the 1990s, New York City needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of spending $6-10 billion on a new water treatment plant, and another $100 million on annual operating costs, ...

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Solving for Water Security at the Source

Tue, 2018-08-28 13:13
In the 1990s, New York City needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of spending $6-10 billion on a new water treatment plant, and another $100 million on annual operating costs, ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

8 Years Watching and Influencing Urban Transformation: Reflections From a Foundation Program Officer

Thu, 2018-08-23 13:13
Can innovative work be achieved by a program officer in a philanthropic organization? I remember asking this question when I started at the Hewlett Foundation in 2010. In my time there, I learned that program staff at philanthropies get to ...

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8 Years Watching and Influencing Urban Transformation: Reflections From a Foundation Program Officer

Thu, 2018-08-23 13:13
Can innovative work be achieved by a program officer in a philanthropic organization? I remember asking this question when I started at the Hewlett Foundation in 2010. In my time there, I learned that program staff at philanthropies get to ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

If Your Car Is Stuck in Traffic, It’s Not Uber and Lyft’s Fault

Tue, 2018-08-21 22:07
This is an excerpt reposted courtesy of CityLab, written by WRI Board Member Robin Chase. City streets are a scarce resource, and they can get very congested. During peak times, we want to move as many people through these corridors ...

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If Your Car Is Stuck in Traffic, It’s Not Uber and Lyft’s Fault

Tue, 2018-08-21 22:07
This is an excerpt reposted courtesy of CityLab, written by WRI Board Member Robin Chase. City streets are a scarce resource, and they can get very congested. During peak times, we want to move as many people through these corridors ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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