• Building on the work of EMBARQ, WRI introduces broader cities initiative to catalyze environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban areas

    EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), is pleased to announce the launch of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The Center will increase WRI’s reach in developed and emerging cities, building on the work of the EMBARQ Network, which will continue to help cities make sustainable transport a reality.


  • EMBARQ India pushes for the expansion of Gurgaon’s groundbreaking car-free Sunday

    Since its inception in November 2013, Gurgaon, India’s Raahgiri Day has exploded in popularity. About 350,000 total people have already participated in the weekly event, with the numbers growing each week. The encouraging turnout every Sunday and numerous requests from citizens got authorities and founding members – EMBARQ India, IAmGurgaon, Pedalyatri, Duplays, and Heritage School – thinking about its expansion. Beginning February 3, 2014, the Raahgiri Day “loop” of car-free streets more than doubled, adding 6.5 km to the existing 4.8 km loop.

  • Fastest growing city in Mexico looks to expand sustainable urban mobility

    Tijuana, capital and largest city in the state of Baja California, is the sixth largest metropolitan area in Mexico and holds an important location on the United States-Mexico border. Located just miles from San Diego in the United States, the two cities form what is considered one of the busiest borders in the world. This transnational metropolitan area is extremely large geographically, and ties together a vast array of cultures, histories, and economies.

  • Workshop explores financing mechanisms for sustainable transit-oriented development (TOD)

    On April 22, 2014, EMBARQ China held a workshop entitled “Mainstreaming Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in China by Unlocking the Potentials of Land Value Capture (LVC).” Vijay Jagannathan, Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the EMBARQ China team, met with professionals from the

  • 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.

  • 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”).

  • 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.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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