The success of neighborhood planning often hinges on community engagement. Recognizing this, WRI India Sustainable Cities launched a collaborative initiative on May 7, 2015 called Citizens for the City with partner organizations United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Centre for Public Problem Solving, BBMP, BPAC and United Way of Bengaluru.
Research worldwide has shown that residential energy consumption is a major contributor of carbon emissions. However, China is working to break the mold. Earlier this year, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued the Low Carbon Community Pilot Development Guidelines, which contains guidelines that push cities to curb their carbon emissions in residential areas.
“When we plan a city, the plans are usually restricted to land-use. But we need to move beyond land-use. What’s more important is how to move people” –Vikas Gupta, Municipal Commissioner of Gurgaon, India
To stay competitive on a global level, London reinvents itself every day. Through the London Infrastructure Plan 2050, the Greater London Authority (GLA) is responsible for ensuring that this happens. The GLA implements low-carbon reforms in transport, energy, and waste management, using urban planning to address population growth in the metropolitan area.
Release: Report Provides Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalities
WASHINGTON (JULY 23, 2015)— A new report, Cities Safer by Design, offers practical guidance for designing safer streets and communities that can reduce traffic fatalities and improve people’s lives. More than 1.3 million people are killed in traffic crashes worldwide, making traffic fatalities one of the leading causes of death in cities, especially in developing countries. Children, elderly, and poor people are particularly vulnerable.