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Building the City of the Future Through Smart, Connected Urban Transport

Cities worldwide can use smart technologies to integrate transport systems, minimize costs and improve user experience. Photo by Mehmet Aktugan/Flickr.The concept of smart, connected transport is a hot topic among city leaders looking to ride the...

Posted September 30, 2014    

In Photos: Bolivia's Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist

Bolivia’s fourth annual Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist banned cars from all roads, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and giving pedestrians space for a variety of activities. El Alto’s Cruce Viacha, which is full of traffic on a typical weekday (...

Posted September 27, 2014    

Real Progress on Sustainable Cities and Transport Unveiled at U.N. Climate Summit

Cities played a key role scaling up climate change solutions and building momentum for climate action at Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit. Photo by Juliana Swenson/Flickr.Tuesday’s U.N. Climate Summit included unprecedented focus on cities and the...

Posted September 26, 2014    

What India's New Road Safety Bill Means for Cities and Citizens

India’s ambitious new road safety bill, currently open for public comment, is expected to save lives, grow the country’s economy, and create one million new jobs. Photo by IamNotUnique/Flickr.Road safety issues have reached a pinnacle in Indian...

Posted September 25, 2014    

How Cities can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health

Urbanization is a driver of both economic growth and global climate change. Between 2011 and 2030, the urban areas of the world are expected to add 1.4 billion people, including 276 million in China and 218 million in India. Photo by Ken Marshall/...

Posted September 24, 2014    

Transport Sector Climate Action Key to Close the World's Emissions Gap

Transport accounts for 22% of all energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in low-carbon transport alternatives, cities can curb emissions while also supporting economic prosperity. Photo by Samuel Yoo/Flickr.Climate action often...

Posted September 23, 2014    

The Futuristic, Sustainable Cities Inspired by Arcology

Incredibly efficient city designs inspired by arcology could scale up mixed-use development and sustainable mobility while minimizing environmental impacts. Norman Foster rendering via Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr.By 2050, the world’s population is...

Posted September 19, 2014    

Can Auto-Rickshaw Fare Reform in Chennai Lead Users to Choose Sustainable Transport?

Rickshaw fare regulation has caused some users to shift their mode of transport from private vehicles to auto-rickshaws in Chennai, though further reforms are necessary to address drivers’ concerns. Photo by Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr.Chennai, India...

Posted September 18, 2014    

The UN Climate Summit: What’s in it for Cities?

Cities contribute 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, despite accounting for only 2% of land use. The UN Climate Summit places cities high on the agenda for creating a sustainable, low-carbon future. Photo by ruimc77/Flickr.City leaders...

Posted September 17, 2014    

What Does the Future of Sustainable Transport Look Like in Lagos?

Lagos struggles with congestion and insufficient mass transit, but a recent focus on sustainable transport can improve mobility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo by G@tto Giallo/Flickr.Lagos – the largest city and commercial capital of...

Posted September 16, 2014    

New Study Reveals Potential Solutions to Social Demand for Transport in Brazilian Cities

In response to complaints regarding price, quality of service, and transparency, the Brazilian National Association of Transport Operators (NTU) helped uncover the keys to improved bus service in Brazilian cities. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil....

Posted September 15, 2014    

By the Numbers: Sustainable Mobility Improves Health and Road Safety

By supporting active transport, planners can limit road crashes and help people to incorporate healthy physical activity into their commute. Photo by Shreyans Bhansali/Flickr.Claudia Adriazola, Health and Road Safety Director for EMBARQ – producer...

Posted September 13, 2014