Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person...

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

For two and a half years, more than 4, 000 people have worked to build Line 1 of the Quito Metro, a mass transit system that extends 22 kilometers across the city.   With its 15 modern stations,...

Julio Cesar Casma, Cristina Medina |

Today we are creating better, faster, more comfortable, and secure transport systems for our smarter, resilient, more inclusive, and competitive cities. At the same time, we need to ensure the...

Barbara Minguez Garcia |

Also available in: Español Photo: Andy Shuai Liu/World Bank Invented over a century ago for exploring mountainous regions, aerial cable cars have recently made an appearance in several big cities...

Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Wenyu Jia, Georges Darido |

Photo: Evan Blaser/Flickr The concentration of population in cities and their exposure to seismic hazards constitute one of the greatest disaster risks facing Peru and Ecuador. In 2007, a...

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Georges Darido, Ignacio Sánchez D’Ocon, Naho Shibuya |

Also available in: Українська Photo: Roberto Maldeno | Flickr Creative Commons Infrastructure in Ukraine, Europe’s largest country, is extremely underdeveloped. Without significant investment, it...

Yuriy Husyev |

Photo: Eduardo Santillán Trujillo/Presidencia de la República del Ecuador It’s easy for me to take public transport for granted: a mere 5 minutes’ walk from my office at the World Bank...

Sameh Wahba, Grace Muhimpundu |

During Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, World Bank Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin and Arturo Ardila-Gomez, Global Lead for Urban Mobility & Lead Transport Economist, look at an example...

Mahmoud Mohieldin, Arturo Ardila |

As countries prepare to meet at the G20 summit in Turkey next week, global growth and infrastructure needs will be at the top of decision makers’ concerns. And rightly so: Infrastructure – roads,...

Robert Montgomery |