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Sustainable urban planning: a blueprint for model Chinese cities
The world’s next generation of cities will need to overcome extreme challenges posed by population growth, congestion, and energy insecurity. China, experiencing the greatest urban population boom in human history, has already taken the first step in building sustainable cities by prioritizing low-carbon and eco cities. To succeed, these efforts must be guided by sustainable urban planning. This report, published by ClimateWorks Foundation, Calthorpe Associates, the China Sustainable Energy Program, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, synthesizes the best practices in urban planning from around the world into eight quantifiable principles.
Guangzhou's cutting edge BRT wins 2011 Sustainable Transport Award
Guangzhou, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, recently received the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award for its cutting edge BRT system, which now carries 800,000 passengers a day and connects seamlessly with the city's metro and bike-share systems. See the buses in action and learn about the system's benefits directly from its riders in this new video from Streetfilms and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, which features interviews with ITDP staff.
E.U. Roadmap 2050: Pathway to a low-carbon Europe
The mission of Roadmap 2050 is to provide a practical, independent, and objective analysis of pathways to achieve a low-carbon economy in Europe, in line with the energy security, environmental, and economic goals of the European Union.
Low-carbon growth plans
The low-carbon growth plans that many countries—including Mexico, South Korea,
China, and South Africa—are now pursuing are the foundation for potential success in
international climate policy negotiations.
Our Cities, Ourselves: The Future of Transportation in Urban Life
In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is launching Our Cities, Ourselves, a multimedia campaign that challenges worldwide urban sprawl and dependence on cars and promotes an alternate urban future designed around sustainability, equity, and livability.
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