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Transport NAMA Database: Sharing the Work of Developing Countries and Technical Experts

November 15, 2013 by TheCityFix - produced by EMBARQ

Transport Information and Development

Transport currently accounts for nearly 20% of global energy use and related CO2 emissions, approximately 40% of which are emitted from urban transport. Transport emissions are expected to increase by 57% worldwide from 1990 levels by 2030 and more than 80% by 2050.[read more]

Can Cupcakes Inspire Collaborative Consumption in our Cities?

February 21, 2012 by This Big City

When Kirsty, my sister’s sister-in-law, arrived at Christmas with cupcakes in jam jars exquisitely wrapped we knew she had a product worth developing… and eating! Like many of us, Kirsty has a dream, to spend her working week doing what she is truly passionate about. Regrettably, mega corporations, the big banks and a global recession...[read more]

The Explosion of 'Sharing'

May 27, 2011 by Daniel O'Connor

I am a member of a student led city Bike Share scheme- ScratchBikes . The biggest positive for me about the scheme is that it shows that people's attitude to ownership is changing. You don't need to buy a bike any more- you can share one. As well as the health benefits - Bike Sharing has massive cost and environmental...[read more]