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.
C40 City-Business Climate Alliance Workshop | Cape Town, South Africa
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Financing NatureBased Solutions for Adaptation at Scale: Learning from Specialised Investment Managers and Nature Funds
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Model: Enabling Innovation