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Photo Essay: Porto Alegre Uses Tactical Urbanism to Transform João Alfredo Street

Tue, 2019-05-14 19:29
Porto Alegre’s João Alfredo Street runs through the heart of the Cidade Baixa neighborhood and is known for its active nightlife, full of bar hoppers and club goers every evening. But during the day João Alfredo is almost empty, avoided ...

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Q&A: How Bogotá is Harnessing Leadership to Redefine Road Safety and Save Lives

Fri, 2019-05-10 19:38
This week, the United Nations celebrates the fifth iteration of its Global Road Safety Week with the theme of leadership. The topic highlights the role that elected leaders have in enforcing and implementing road safety goals at the national and ...

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To Solve China’s Bike-Sharing Woes, Hangzhou and Shanghai Turn to Bluetooth and Geofencing

Wed, 2019-05-08 13:13
Shared bikes are now common on city streets, sidewalks and public spaces around the world. As of May 2018, there were more than 1,600 bike-sharing programs in more than 1,200 cities, amounting to more than 18 million shared bicycles. The ...

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Is Your City Serious About Road Safety? Look for These 3 Things

Tue, 2019-05-07 00:00
Thirty-six people died in traffic crashes in Washington, D.C. last year, a 20% increase from 2017. Eight people, six of whom were walking or biking, have already been killed this year, prompting a major public rally just two weeks ago. ...

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Scooters Are Skyrocketing in Cities, But Are They Safe? A Look at the Evidence

Sat, 2019-05-04 03:15
Electric scooters are the latest “new mobility” tech to disrupt the transportation sector. Chances are you’ve seen someone passing by on one these small but nimble two-wheelers in a city near you. Following the explosive growth of bike-sharing and ride-hailing, ...

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Climate Action Now: 3 U.S. States, 3 Cities and Puerto Rico Lead the Way

Wed, 2019-04-24 13:13
The emergence of the Green New Deal has inspired unprecedented activism and lively debate about the future of climate action in Congress and the relationship between climate policy and a broader economic and social equity agenda. So far, it’s only been talk, since ...

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Reclaiming the Streets: Addis Ababa, Other African Cities Launch Car-Free Days

Mon, 2019-04-22 13:13
African cities have an imbalance. Around half of the population walks, bicycles or takes public transport to get around, usually under unsafe and difficult conditions. But despite this unusually high level of non-motorized mobility, street space is disproportionately allocated to ...

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Useful Knowledge and Building Blocks of Change: An Outside Perspective on the WRI Ross Prize

Thu, 2019-04-18 19:01
Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a day-long roundtable discussion with the five finalists for the WRI Ross Prize Cities, organized by WRI at the Ford Foundation in New York City. The roundtable followed the first-ever award ...

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One Woman Saves Kids’ Lives by Redesigning the Roads They Walk: Q&A with Ayikai Poswayo

Wed, 2019-04-17 23:00
Some schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, see more than a dozen of their students injured or killed in road crashes every year. Haphazard development in the nation’s capital paired with a growing number of vehicles have created dangerous conditions ...

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Urban Future 2019 Puts Success to the Test by Spotlighting Urban Leaders from Developing Cities

Mon, 2019-04-15 13:13
Contrary to popular belief, the developed world isn’t the best role model when it comes to urban development. In fact, says Gerald Babel-Sutter, the founder and CEO of the Urban Future Global Conference, the developing world can learn more about ...

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First-Ever WRI Ross Prize for Cities Awarded to SARSAI

Sat, 2019-04-13 03:30
The inaugural WRI Ross Prize for Cities, a $250,000 award celebrating and spotlighting urban transformation, was awarded to SARSAI on Wednesday for its incisive, easily replicable and highly impactful approach to creating safer journeys to school for children in Dar es Salaam ...

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The InoveMob Challenge: 5 Brazilian Startups Partnering with Cities to Transform the Mobility Sector for Good

Fri, 2019-04-12 19:14
Innovation and government don’t always go hand in hand. Yet the opportunity for innovation in the mobility sector has never been so ripe. Companies all over the world are creating and deploying the next generation of disruptive transport solutions, from ...

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Mapping the Impacts of Urban Growth: Outward vs. Upward in São Paulo and Addis Ababa

Mon, 2019-04-08 13:13
Cities can choose how they grow by directing investment and policies in specific ways. Those cities that have more upward growth relative to outward growth, for example, are better able to provide services and opportunities to their residents because development ...

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Urban Transformations: In Durban, Informal Workers Design Marketplaces Instead of Getting Displaced by Them

Sat, 2019-04-06 01:13
Warwick Junction is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Warwick Junction’s maze of stalls, arches and bridges can elicit wonder in any first-time visitor to South Africa’s largest marketplace. The area’s nine distinct markets are wedged between ...

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Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

Wed, 2019-04-03 21:51
 SARSAI is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Chaos often reigns on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s capital. Minivans, cars and motorcycles careen along half-finished roads without markings, sidewalks or traffic lights. Pedestrians walk ...

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‘Socially Aware Planning’ Key to Building and Sustaining Communities

Mon, 2019-04-01 13:13
When Rani, a mother of five in Khulna, Bangladesh, found that the tea stall outside her home kept flooding, she didn’t wait for a government climate resilience program to swoop in. Like many people in urban communities facing the effects ...

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Urban Transformations: The Reinvention of Eskişehir, Turkey from Dump to Destination

Thu, 2019-03-28 23:30
Eskişehir Urban Development Project is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Many cities are looking for a new future after the decline of traditional manufacturing industries. From the American Rust Belt to Europe’s industrial heartlands, mayors are ...

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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities

Wed, 2019-03-27 13:13
When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. ...

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Dedicating Public Space for Recreation is Good for Cities. The Via RecreActiva Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.

Tue, 2019-03-26 18:35
Closing more than 60 kilometers of major streets to car traffic sounds like a logistical headache for a city of 4.8 million. But Guadalajara did it anyway ‒ and has done it every Sunday for the last 15 years. In ...

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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

Mon, 2019-03-25 21:56
 SWaCH is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Pinky Sonawane spent her childhood gathering garbage on the streets of Pune, India. She’d join her mother in pulling plastic bottles, cans and cardboard from roadside dumpsters, selling ...

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