Local Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19

In spite of a global pandemic and the worst economic conditions in nearly a century, U.S. states, cities and businesses are continuing to lead the fight against climate change. A…

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What Makes a Child-Friendly City? Redesigning Safer and Healthier Urban Spaces for Young People

Children are often under-prioritized or even disregarded in urban planning and design. It’s estimated that up to 500 children die daily in road crashes around the world; thousands more incur…

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Physical Distancing on Mumbai’s Trains Is Nearly Impossible, and Station Design Is a Big Reason Why

Mumbai’s suburban rail system is the world’s busiest, serving 7.5 million riders a day. This photo story is an attempt at documenting moments of precarious travel in Mumbai city, as…

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Going Low-Carbon Can Help Brazil Build Back Better

Brazil faces a fundamental choice of how to address the convergence of multiple crises it is now seeing: health, economic and environmental. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and multiplied the risks…

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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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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matter in Cities

They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in…

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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matters in Cities

They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in…

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India Must Plan New Strategy for Cities to Reap Full Benefits of ‘Self-Reliance’ Initiative

While announcing a stimulus package of INR 20 lakh crore ($260 billion) in his address to the nation on May 12, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to make…

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A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

The large cities in the Latin American region all have one thing in common: the opportunities for employment and income are concentrated in a few districts while, more and more,…

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3 Lessons from China’s Rocket Growth in Electric Vehicles

As people stay home and city streets turn quiet, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global vehicle market. While many urban experts fear a turn to personal cars in lieu…

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