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.
URBANSHIFT HOSTS FIRST CITY ACADEMY IN KIGALI, RWANDA
The three-day workshop brought together participants from 20 African cities to learn about and exchange ideas on climate action planning and nature-based solutions as tools to create greener, more resilient cities.
Kigali City Academy
UrbanShift's first City Academy brought together 75 participants from 20 cities in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Morocco, offering in-person trainings on Integrated Climate Action Planning and Nature-Based Solutions.
Strategic City Planning with Nature? Assessing Urban Biodiversity in San José, Costa Rica
UrbanShift’s geospatial analysis for the San José metropolitan region will support urban actors to incorporate biodiversity into planning mechanisms and transform decision-making processes toward valuing the benefits of nature.
Rwanda unveils $175 million urban development initiative
The Rwanda Urban Development Project II is one of nine UrbanShift local interventions, and focuses on climate resilient infrastructure, service delivery and ecosystem rehabilitation in Kigali and additional cities.