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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency awards given to Erik Vergel-Tovar and Madeline Brozen
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.