Sustainability

Reading Time: 7 minutes BRT

BRT vs. Metro: Can One Replace The Other?

Cairo is looking up to Bogota's TransMilenio for inspiration to build it's first BRT. But can - and should - BRT replace Cairo's underground metro?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Akron

Akron Reclaims Public Space, Turning Freeway Into A Park

Following the lead of cities like San Francisco, Akron, Ohio has successfully campaigned to reclaim the space occupied by the Innerbelt Freeway in favor of a National Forest, with the aim of re-uniting communities separated 40 years ago by the highway.
Reading Time: 10 minutes

U.S. Environmentalists Take On Quitting The Paris Agreement

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement withdrawing his country from the Paris Agreement, cities have responded by renewing their commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and staying on track with the agreement's goals.
Reading Time: 6 minutes resilient

Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit To Make Cities More Resilient

After last week's meetings in Cancun, Mexico, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) issued the updated the Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Cities, providing a set of assessments that will allow local governments to monitor and review progress and challenges to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030.