EMBARQ India's second annual CONNECTKaro conference brought hundreds of stakeholders in sustainable transport and urban development into conversation with one another. The conference saw over 300 participants while thousands more joined sessions online. Through 15 sessions across two action packed days, CONNECTKaro brought together academics, students, bureaucrats, and practitioners on a common platform to discuss how to make Indian cities more livable and sustainable.
EMBARQ Mexico has worked to support urban reform measures that improve the quality of life for the 90 million urban residents in Mexico, many of which spend up to 50% of their household income on transport. Too many Mexican city dwellers face long commutes, air pollution, compromised public spaces, and insufficient mobility options on a daily basis.
World Resources Institute and EMBARQ China build partnership for sustainable urban transport in Jinan
On March 4, 2014, Holger Dalkmann, Director of EMBARQ, together with WRI China’s Director Lailai Li and EMBARQ China’s Director Haitao Zhang, met with Xinwen Wang, Deputy Mayor of Jinan, to strengthen the relationship between the World Resources Institute (WRI), EMBARQ China, and the city of Jinan, which is home to 6.8 million people.
This month saw the launch of the Transport Toolkit, a landmark web portal that gives urban planners and city leaders a six step framework, expert advice, and numerous best practices to help them innovate quickly and successfully to improve mass transport while helping the environment.
Anneli R. Lontoc, Undersecretary, Department of Transportation and Communications, Philippines and Senior Research/Teaching Fellow, University of the Philippines - School of Urban and Regional Planning, will present a webinar on mainstreaming the low carbon path in the transport sector at the national and local levels.
April 29, 2014 10:00pm EST