• New tool expands access to resources and best practices for developing low carbon transport

    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.

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  • Exploring innovative mobility solutions to accommodate urban growth

    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.

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  • EMBARQ Mexico brings principles for people-oriented urban development to the legislative agenda

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • EMBARQ Turkey joins the Traffic Safety Platform of Turkey as Coordinator for Urban Planning Transport

    Road traffic crashes currently contribute to 1.3 million deaths and 50 million injuries every year. The cost of these traffic accidents worldwide has reached $518 billion. If no action is taken, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that the number of fatalities arising from road traffic crashes will reach 1.9 million people by 2020.

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  • EMBARQ Brazil celebrates the launch of Belo Horizonte’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system

    Having launched on March 8, 2014, Belo Horizonte’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system - MOVE - has already had significant benefits for the city’s residents. Aiming to test its efficiency, a local press team traveled the same route by BRT and car and testified: MOVE is five times faster than the car.

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  • Cities already house half of the world’s population and are expected to add an additional 75 million people each year. The rapid growth of cities, especially in the developing world, presents enormous opportunities and challenges to ensure that growth is equitable and sustainable.

    The upcoming World Urban Forum (WUF7), organized by UN-HABITAT, will address the ways cities can become more sustainable and livable for all residents.

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  • You may notice that EMBARQ.org is sporting a bold, new look today. You guessed it, we've overhauled our website!

    We've redesigned this site with you - the user - in mind, giving you better access to our range of publications, videos, projects, and other materials. Read on to learn more about how our new site lets you engage with our experts, explore our projects and publications, and better understand our impact.

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    Juan Miguel Velásquez, Associate in the Research and Practice Department for EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) program for sustainable transport and urban development, will present a webinar on how high-quality bus rapid transit systems can impact the quality of life, productivity, health, and safety of people living in cities.

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    Benoit Lefevre, Director of Transport and Climate at EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) program for sustainable transport and urban development, will present a webinar in Spanish on the introduction of the Low Emission Transport Toolkit. Navid Ahdieh, Project Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present the webinar in English.

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