South Asian cities are known hotspots for air pollution. But in the last few months, many have enjoyed unusually clear skies and fresh air.

Muthukumara Mani, Takahiro Yamada |

Una experiencia increíble que deja bonitas vistas de las comunidades y atrae a numerosos turistas.

Lorena Sierra Valdivieso, Irene Portabales González, Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted many cities to reconsider the role of bicycles, which can provide a safe and efficient way to get around. But how do yo go about planning a cycling network that is…

María Catalina Ochoa, Gregor Engelmann |

COVID-19 has prompted many cities to promote the use of cycling, which makes it easier for commuters to comply with social distancing rules. But bicycles have the potential to be much more than a…

Leszek J. Sibilski |

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to widen the digital divide between men and women, which has become a significant hurdle to gender equality. To address this, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Boutheina Guermazi |

Снимки Земли, сделанные ночью, коренным образом меняют нашу способность оценивать и понимать почти каждое измерение человеческой деятельности на Земле и позволяют нам получить представление о…

Steven Rubinyi, Ran Goldblatt, Hogeun Park |

Images of Earth taken at night are revolutionizing our ability to measure and understand nearly every dimension of human activity on Earth and allow us to get a glimpse into human-Earth…

Steven Rubinyi, Ran Goldblatt, Hogeun Park |

Making a link between a city’s density and its vulnerability to epidemics may seem like an obvious connection. But it may, in fact, be off the mark.

Wanli Fang, Sameh Wahba |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

The Bank financed the Liaoning Coastal Zone Development Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Management Project to upgrade wastewater treatment plant processes, improve sewers to double…

Minghe Tao |