From Mobility to Access for All
Expanding Urban Transportation Choices in the Global South
This paper highlights priority actions and enabling conditions for improved urban mobility, which can lead to enhanced social equity and environmental quality.
Many cities are experiencing a decline in access to jobs, services and people due to a confluence of two trends: rapid urbanization and motorization. Lack of access afflicts both low-income communities scattered throughout the city and low- to medium-income people living in suburbs and peripheral settlements who use private cars and motorcycles on long, congested commutes.
This paper explores specific actions to address accessibility of urban transportation, emphasizing improved access for underserved groups. In improving access, cities stand the best chance of solving the problems of deteriorating environmental quality and economic competitiveness that result from traffic congestion and urban sprawl. This paper was produced by WRI.
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
Changing our approach to cities must be at the center of efforts to thwart climate change. As we move further into this decisive decade, here are five critical areas of action for cities.
How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities
A growing body of research shows that even forests located far away from urban centers provide tremendous benefits in regulating the global climate, water and biodiversity systems that are essential to people’s health and quality of life.
Better Forests, Better Cities
This report evaluates how forests both inside and outside city boundaries benefit cities and their residents, and what actions cities can take to conserve, restore and sustainably manage those forests.
Buenos Aires Hosts UrbanShift's Second City Academy
The three-day workshop brought together 24 Latin American cities to learn about and exchange ideas on developing vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and promoting urban biodiversity as strategies to create greener and more resilient cities.