Digital Library on Green Mobility

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New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable Cities

2016

Author(s): Dalkmann H, Hidalgo D, Tun Thet H

Urban leaders met to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. In the World Resources Report (WRR) on sustainable cities, WRI offers real-world research that aims to convert plans into implementation to create cities that live, move and thrive. 

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Public transit is essential to an environmentally sustainable urban future. But it requires public confidence in the transit system. To get people out of their personal cars, there needs to be an attractive alternative.

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After COP21, Time to Use Sustainable Transport to Make Good on Climate Commitments

2015

Author(s): Dalkmann H, Lefevre B, Enriquez A, Yadav N

The problem of climate change is severe, and a large-scale shift in transport—in large cities, in rural areas, all around the world is required

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Private Investment for Public Transport: Sao Paulo’s Linha 4 Leads the Way

2015

Author(s): Yavrom D, Lefevre B, Leipziger D

Sao Paulo’s Linha 4, is designed specifically to integrate disparate transit systems and to improve access to jobs.

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With a metropolitan population of more than 21 million people and growing quickly Mexico City faces distinct challenges in delivering sustainable urban mobility.

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Transport Plays a Key Role in Urban Air Quality

2015

Author(s): Lindau T

Transport sector accounted for 46.9 percent of Brazil’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Rapid global urbanization comes with the potential to accelerate current climate change trends, and transport emissions may even triple by 2050.

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New Mobility is Coming to a City Near You – Will It Be Sustainable?

2019

Author(s): Dasgupta A, Chen G

Advances in electric, autonomous and data-driven technologies are changing how people get around but also cities themselves.

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The View from the Bus: Better Transportation Means Better Lives

2018

Author(s): Dasgupta A

Cities are home to more than half the global population, produce three quarters of GDP and greenhouse gas emissions, and are still growing in nearly every respect.

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Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles? The Uncertain Road Ahead

2018

Author(s): Hidalgo D

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being tested in California, Pittsburgh, Singapore, Paris and Oslo. Proponents of AVs point to the promise of a safer, faster, cleaner and more convenient commute.

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Mobility is undergoing a huge shift from the emergence of shared cars and bicycles to the impending self-driving cars and we’re just starting to understand the full effect on cities. The revolution has implications for equity, accessibility and sustainability, and has caught many cities unawares, leading to court battles, unexpected impacts on congestion and lots of uncertainty.