4 Reasons to Prioritize Electric Vehicles After COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected almost all aspects of transportation. For the public sector, economic shutdowns have gutted the tax revenue needed to buy and maintain government vehicle fleets. Perhaps no municipal…

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As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future

This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations – an institution created in the wake of World War II, when the world was looking to emerge from a…

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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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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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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts

Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had…

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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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