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No, 8 in 10 People Don’t Live in Urban Areas. Not Yet.

Mon, 2018-08-20 13:13
Most people now live in cities and cities are growing rapidly. We are living in the midst of the urbanization age, an age that started in earnest at the beginning of the 19th century, when people first decided en masse ...

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No, 8 in 10 People Don’t Live in Urban Areas. Not Yet.

Mon, 2018-08-20 13:13
Most people now live in cities and cities are growing rapidly. We are living in the midst of the urbanization age, an age that started in earnest at the beginning of the 19th century, when people first decided en masse ...

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India’s Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here’s How Pune Coped.

Thu, 2018-08-16 19:05
Like many Indian cities, Pune’s population exploded over the last three decades. Between 1981 and 2011 it more than doubled as thousands came to work in manufacturing and IT. And like other cities, Pune expanded, eventually engulfing 23 previously separate ...

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India’s Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here’s How Pune Coped.

Thu, 2018-08-16 19:05
Like many Indian cities, Pune’s population exploded over the last three decades. Between 1981 and 2011 it more than doubled as thousands came to work in manufacturing and IT. And like other cities, Pune expanded, eventually engulfing 23 previously separate ...

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With Transportation Data, These Cities Became More Sustainable and Socially Inclusive

Mon, 2018-08-13 19:30
Cities across the world have pledged to take action on climate change, including planning for more sustainable forms of transportation. Many cities, however, lack the data and information necessary to track and monitor their progress. This data provides valuable examples of transportation ...

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With Transportation Data, These Cities Became More Sustainable and Socially Inclusive

Mon, 2018-08-13 19:30
Cities across the world have pledged to take action on climate change, including planning for more sustainable forms of transportation. Many cities, however, lack the data and information necessary to track and monitor their progress. This data provides valuable examples of transportation ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing?

Thu, 2018-08-09 18:28
With ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft continuing to gain popularity and drawing attention for their impact on congestion and other urban ills, cities from Washington to São Paolo are moving to the seemingly inevitable next step: special taxes. This is unsurprising. ...

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Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing?

Thu, 2018-08-09 18:28
With ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft continuing to gain popularity and drawing attention for their impact on congestion and other urban ills, cities from Washington to São Paolo are moving to the seemingly inevitable next step: special taxes. This is unsurprising. ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

4 Lessons from Bhopal and Bogotá on Launching Citywide Bike Sharing

Tue, 2018-08-07 13:13
Bike sharing has experienced astonishing growth since its first major breakthrough 20 years ago. Following the rise of dockless bike sharing, more than 1,000 cities worldwide now offer bike-sharing services. Around 300 cities implemented new systems in 2017 alone. Bike ...

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4 Lessons from Bhopal and Bogotá on Launching Citywide Bike Sharing

Tue, 2018-08-07 13:13
Bike sharing has experienced astonishing growth since its first major breakthrough 20 years ago. Following the rise of dockless bike sharing, more than 1,000 cities worldwide now offer bike-sharing services. Around 300 cities implemented new systems in 2017 alone. Bike ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

The $250,000 Question: What Does a Transformative Urban Project Look Like?

Thu, 2018-08-02 02:33
The WRI Ross Prize for Cities seeks to answer the question every city wants to know: How do you achieve lasting, large-scale, positive change in your city? This week, applications for the inaugural $250,000 WRI Ross Prize closed and the ...

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The $250,000 Question: What Does a Transformative Urban Project Look Like?

Thu, 2018-08-02 02:33
The WRI Ross Prize for Cities seeks to answer the question every city wants to know: How do you achieve lasting, large-scale, positive change in your city? This week, applications for the inaugural $250,000 WRI Ross Prize closed and the ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Building Efficiency Isn’t Cool, But It’s Critical. How Can We Spur a Global Movement?

Tue, 2018-07-31 13:13
The time has never been better – or more critical – for spurring a global building efficiency movement. Building efficiency is one of the most effective near-term opportunities for achieving climate and energy goals. Better efficiency policies for new and ...

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Building Efficiency Isn’t Cool, But It’s Critical. How Can We Spur a Global Movement?

Tue, 2018-07-31 13:13
The time has never been better – or more critical – for spurring a global building efficiency movement. Building efficiency is one of the most effective near-term opportunities for achieving climate and energy goals. Better efficiency policies for new and ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

Amid Climate Uncertainty, Zero-Carbon Buildings Offer a Guiding North Star

Thu, 2018-07-26 21:10
“Back in the good old days, the construction industry had to worry about a few keys things: Will it stand up, is it functional and does it look nice? Not so anymore.” So began WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer ...

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Amid Climate Uncertainty, Zero-Carbon Buildings Offer a Guiding North Star

Thu, 2018-07-26 21:10
“Back in the good old days, the construction industry had to worry about a few keys things: Will it stand up, is it functional and does it look nice? Not so anymore.” So began WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

As Road Accidents Pile Up, India Debates a New National Safety Law

Tue, 2018-07-24 21:28
In July last year, Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister for road transport and highways, informed parliament that the country loses over 150,000 lives to road traffic accidents every year. More damningly, the country has only about 2 percent of the world’s motor vehicles ...

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As Road Accidents Pile Up, India Debates a New National Safety Law

Tue, 2018-07-24 21:28
In July last year, Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister for road transport and highways, informed parliament that the country loses over 150,000 lives to road traffic accidents every year. More damningly, the country has only about 2 percent of the world’s motor vehicles ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

The Better Bus Challenge: Accelerating Mobility Innovation for Public Transit in India

Fri, 2018-07-20 13:13
Over the last decade, India has established itself as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Along with an annual GDP growth rate of 7.1 percent, the country is adding over 12 million people to the workforce every year. Coupled ...

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The Better Bus Challenge: Accelerating Mobility Innovation for Public Transit in India

Fri, 2018-07-20 13:13
Over the last decade, India has established itself as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Along with an annual GDP growth rate of 7.1 percent, the country is adding over 12 million people to the workforce every year. Coupled ...

Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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