The Road to Zero-Emission Cities Goes Through Freight

Left unchecked, urban freight will continue to be a major driver of the global climate crisis.

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80% of Goods Start or End in Cities. It’s Time We Start Taking Urban Freight Seriously.

This is part one of our series on urban freight and achieving a “triple zero” bottom-line: zero emissions, zero road deaths and zero exclusion from core services and opportunities. A…

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Latin America’s 17 Million Domestic Workers Need Better Transit. Direct Lines Can Help.

Like workers in many other sectors, hundreds of thousands of domestic workers have been fired from their jobs around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as economies have begun…

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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change

This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of…

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Colombia’s New National Urban Mobility Policy Is Mostly a Good Thing

In the midst of COVID-19 precautions that have curtailed movement around the world, Colombia has released a new national road map for urban and regional mobility. It sends a powerful…

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6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians

For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private vehicles. But…

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After the Crisis: How COVID-19 Can Drive Transformational Change in Cities

Across the world, from Wuhan to New York City, cities are on the frontline of the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Starting with overwhelmed heath care systems, cities are experiencing unprecedented strain…

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Biking Provides a Critical Lifeline During the Coronavirus Crisis

As the world works to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 3.9 billion people are under full or partial lockdown orders, as of mid-April. Cities have curtailed…

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Bogotá Company Deploys 400 Free E-Bikes to Help Health Workers Respond to COVID-19

COVID-19 is shutting down urban transportation networks around the world. But to “flatten the curve” and save lives, critical frontline health workers still need to get to work. In Bogotá,…

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COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.

The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the frontlines of this crisis and will…

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