• Conference convenes experts in transport and traffic safety during Turkey’s Road Safety Week

    With the number of motor vehicles in Turkey doubling in the past decade, road safety is a growing issue for the country. Arzu Tekir, Director of EMBARQ Turkey, underscores the magnitude of damage traffic fatalities cause around the world: "At a global scale, 1.3 million people die in traffic crashes annually.

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  • New Expresso DF Sul system to build a more sustainable, connected Brasília

    In celebration of its 54th anniversary, Brazil’s capital city of Brasília is delivering a new high-capacity public transport system to the city, introducing 43 km (27 miles) of bus rapid transit (BRT). The new system, called Expresso DF Sul, will be Brasília’s first BRT system, and is designed to connect satellite cities to the city center (or the “Pilot Plan”).

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  • The case of the Philippines

    Update May 1, 2014: This webinar has been rescheduled to May 6, 2014, 8:00am EST. 

    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.

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  • 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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