- projectWRI China is supporting Beijing in the city’s implementation of an innovative low-emission zone to reduce air pollution and associated public health costs, among other effects.
- projectAssisting local and national governments to develop a pipeline of feasible, bankable projects and strengthen regional networks.
The number of traffic fatalities in Sao Paulo, Brazil fell by 20.6 percent from 2014 to 2015, resulting in 257 saved lives.
China is experiencing rapid motorization at an unprecedented rate. Carsharing began in China in 2009. In June 2014, there were five active carsharing operators running about 1,000 vehicles in total in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, and Changsha. However, little information exists...
Carsharing grew from 6 carsharing operators (CSOs) in emerging economies in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015. Research from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities tracks rapid expansion of carsharing and explores five key questions: (1) What is the current status of the industry in emerging markets? (2) ...
The Santa Fe business district in the west of Mexico City is known as a “3D” area—distant, dispersed, and disconnected. Employees spend an average of 2.6 hours a day (26 days a year) stuck in traffic attempting to access the district.
Commutes to and from work make up about half of all daily travel in Brazil. The majority of commuters travel at peak hours, which—coupled with low-quality public transport and sprawl—is harmful for governments, businesses and people.
Currently home 4.16 million people, the city of Suzhou in China is growing at such a rapid rate that its economic activity has nearly reached that of first-t
- projectAccelerating the implementation of sustainable urban solutions through new business models