Transport and disaster recovery In the Paradise, California fires of November 2018, a range of factors coalesced leaving 86 people dead and over 13, 900 homes destroyed. Fueling the fires were…

Melody Benavidez, Akiko Toya |

Photo: Photoviriya/Shutterstock The global conversation on transport and mobility has evolved significantly over the past five years. Take transport and climate, for instance: although data on the…

Nancy Vandycke |

When our team started working in Freetown one year ago, we found very limited data on how people move or what are the public transport options to access jobs and services from different…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet Alegre |

Also available in: Español Would you imagine having to evacuate your village by boat because the only road that takes you to your school and brings the goods is flooded? In February 2018, the…

Verónica Raffo, Pablo Iribarren Santos, Yohannes Yemane Kesete |

Output and performance based road contracts (OPRC) is a contracting modality that is increasingly being used to help manage roads. Unlike traditional contracts, where the owners define what is to…

Chris Bennett, Fiona Collin |

Credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory On October 4, 2016, category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck the southern part of Haiti. Strong winds and rain triggered heavy flooding and landslides that…

Malaika Becoulet |

Photo: Imedagoze/Flickr Making sustainable transport a reality requires a coordinated strategy that reflects the contributions and various interests of stakeholders around the world.   The…

Nancy Vandycke |

Around the world, roads remain the dominant mode of transport and are among the most heavily-used types of infrastructure, accounting for about 80% of the distance travelled for individuals and 50…

Daniel Pulido |

Exponential progress in how we collect, process and use data is fundamentally changing our societies and economies. But the new digital economy depends fundamentally on a very physical enabler.…

Jose Luis Irigoyen, Aniruddha Dasgupta |