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The World Bank Group Announces Major New Building Policy

April 18, 2016 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering

GENEVA—The World Bank Group has announced a major new building policy which should address concerns expressed in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan for reducing disaster risk and disaster losses. The initiative has been launched…

In China, High-speed Rail Increases Mobility and Drives Growth in Underdeveloped Regions

June 30, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Rail

June 30, 2015—Nanguang Railway is one of six rail lines currently supported by the World Bank in China and one of three that recently became operational.…

How Big Data Helps Transport Planning

January 5, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Transportation

Understanding peoples’ travel activity patterns, and ideally understanding the motivations and choices underlying them, are at the heart of what transport…

World Bank Group Launches New Global Infrastructure Facility

October 11, 2014 - in Financial

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014— The heads of some of the world’s largest asset management and private equity firms, pension and insurance funds, and commercial banks are today joining multilateral development institutions and donor nations to work as partners…

Infrastructure Planning Today Determines the Carbon Taxes of Tomorrow

Traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents – the negative externalities from car transport are not just a popular field of economic research, but also a daily arduous reality for millions of commuters around the world. However, there is more: carbon emissions…

Energizing Green Cities: Solutions to Meet Demand and Spark Economic Growth

February 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

Cities in Southeast Asia (SEA) are growing twice as fast as the rest of the world and by 2030, it is expected that 70 percent of SEA population will live in cities. Worldwide, cities account for around two-thirds of global energy demand and greenhouse gas…

Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities

October 3, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

When it comes to planning, the first step is to understand the problem at hand. A recent analysis by World Bank staff found that only about 20 percent of the world’s 150 largest cities have even the basic analytics needed for low-carbon planning. A critical…