3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them

For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether…

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As the Coronavirus Looms, Can African Cities Become More Walkable and Bikeable?

Cities in Africa are in something of a quandary when it comes to COVID-19. To date, the impact of the disease has been much less than most experts predicted. As…

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Tactical Urbanism: An Adaptive Tool for Safe Distancing

When was the last time you walked through the market without being conscious about other people walking close to you or the last time you took a stroll to a…

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Street Transformations to Fight COVID-19: 3 Ways to Create Lasting Change

As the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts mobility worldwide, more and more cities are transforming their streets to increase space for walking and cycling and reduce car use during and after the…

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Cities, Battered by COVID-19, Remain Key to Recovery. How Do We Ensure Investments Are Well Spent?

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, investment packages are taking shape to provide relief and recovery. Cities from New York to Nairobi are not only on the frontlines…

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Tackling Inequality in Cities Is Essential for Fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruptive new normal for everyone through shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines. But for the billions of urban poor, these guidelines aren’t just burdensome;…

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Urban Planning?

The impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic are still being understood, but it does seem clear that this crisis will make a mark on cities, physically and socially, that will…

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Photo Essay: After Successful Test, Porto Alegre’s João Alfredo Gets a ‘Complete Streets’ Transformation

In April 2019, Porto Alegre worked with WRI Brasil to implement the first segment of a tactical urbanism project that transformed a key intersection of busy João Alfredo Street, which…

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At World Urban Forum, Renewed Urgency to Safeguard Vulnerable Communities

“Acknowledgement, voice and the right to negotiate” – that’s what’s needed to bring the world’s urban poor back into the system and begin creating cities that work for everyone, said…

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