• Dr. Lee Schipper’s legacy continues to inspire three years after his passing

    EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the Lee Schipper family are pleased to announce that young researchers Erik Vergel-Tovar and Madeline Brozen have been selected to receive the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will help both recipients contribute to the advancement of sustainable transport and urban mobility.

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  • New tool to model the world’s energy, land, and food systems seeks expert comment before August 29, 2014

    EMBARQ, together with Climact and the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), has modeled global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector as part of the 2050 Global Calculator tool.

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  • City to develop urban mobility plan focused on mass transport, bicycling, and walking

    EMBARQ Brasil has partnered with Joinville – at 546,000 residents the most populous city in the southern state of Santa Catarina – to help craft the city’s strategy for people-oriented, sustainable mobility. Many of Joinville’s residents already rely on sustainable transport.

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  • RSLab projects set to improve street design and save lives in Konya, Eskişehir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, and Antalya

    In 2010, EMBARQ Turkey – along with the rest of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program – began a five-year project to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries in ten countries.

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  • Workshop examines the potential for new initiatives to combat air pollution and improve quality of life

    Fueled by rapid motorization and urbanization, adverse impacts from the growing urban transport sector in Beijing are looming large. Looking ahead, preparing the city for five million additional residents by 2020 and simultaneously promoting economic growth, providing safe and efficient accessibility, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution presents huge challenges and opportunities for city leaders. Sustainable transport can contribute to each of these targets, helping establish Beijing as a leader in healthy, people-centered urbanization.

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  • Law declares the “right to mobility” and strengthens focus on public transport, walking, and bicycling

    In the last decade, Mexico City has made considerable strides in improving sustainable mobility options for its residents, inaugurating the Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system,

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  • New Delhi, India inaugurates the weekly car-free event in efforts to improve air quality and promote sustainable active transport

    Raahgiri Day – the weekly event that closes streets to cars in the name of sustainable, active transport – has arrived in the world’s second largest city.

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  • Biannual event recognizes champions for resilient, equitable cities and a sustainable planet

    Every two years, the World Resources Institute (WRI) honors individuals committed to confronting the great environmental, social, and economic challenges of today. The 2014 Courage to Lead Luncheon brought together an impressive lineup of speakers to recognize the achievements of WRI Chairman James A.

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  • EMBARQ Mexico and EMBARQ Turkey collaborate to bring two leading world cities together and accelerate the spread of sustainable transport worldwide

    On the eve of the ninth anniversary of Mexico City’s Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system, EMBARQ Mexico welcomed a delegation from Istanbul, Turkey’s public transport agency, the Istanbul Electric Tram and Tunnel Company (IETT).

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  • Lessons learned on London study tour will help Beijing reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ease traffic congestion

    In June, researchers from EMBARQ China and engineers from the Beijing Transportation Research Center (BTRC) visited London, United Kingdom to learn from its successes with low emission zone (LEZ) and congestion pricing strategies.

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