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Transforming Transportation in Our Polluted, Congested Cities

Karin Rives's picture

 Kim Eun Yeul / World Bank

Cities are the world’s engines of economic growth, but they also account for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and many metropolitan areas struggle with traffic congestion, lost productivity, public health problems and traffic deaths due to inadequate public transportation.

How can we make our cities livable, inclusive, prosperous and green?

This week, leaders from the transport, development and – for the first time – business sectors will gather in Washington to tackle these questions. The two-day Transforming Transportation forum brings together business leaders, policymakers, and city and transport officials from across the world under the theme “Better Cities, Better Business.”

Learn more about cities, transportation and the upcoming event here.