Major cities across Latin America are taking concrete action to promote cycling and become more bike-friendly. Given the urgent need to reduce emissions from urban transport, this could serve as a…

Leszek J. Sibilski, Felipe Targa |

From Canada to Kenya, nearly every country struggles to provide housing for all its residents. It’s a goal that has become a moving target: Migration – both rural-to-urban and cross-border – is…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @danpulido and @IrenePortabales   A branded metro station in Madrid Most metro systems around the world are unable to cover their operating costs with fare box…

Daniel Pulido, Irene Portabales González |

Also available in: Español   Follow the authors on Twitter: @jpvelez78,  @canonleonardo and @ScorciaH   Why TransMilenio isn't working (Spanish) A few weeks ago, a video entitled “Why doesn’t…

Jean Paul Vélez, Leonardo Canon Rubiano, Harvey Scorcia |

Follow the author on Twitter: @danpulido   Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in infrastructure have traditionally been financed by banks. However, interest in new funding sources is…

Daniel Pulido |

Follow the authors on Twitter: @shomik_raj and @cataochoa   Smartphone apps are bringing massive changes to the taxi industry in ways that urban transport has not seen in a long while. From the US…

Shomik Mehndiratta, María Catalina Ochoa |

Follow the author on Twitter: @shomik_raj   Photo: Sam Kittner / Capital Bikeshare The sharing economy has been around for a long time. But recent technological advances like the development of…

Shomik Mehndiratta |

Also available in: Español Follow the authors on Twitter: @TweetingCamila and @shomik_raj   A commuter in Bogotá, Colombia (World Bank) When analyzing the modernization of Bogota’s extensive bus…

Camila Rodriguez, Shomik Mehndiratta |

“The subject of the usefulness of harbors is one which I must not omit, but must explain by what means ships are sheltered in them from storms.…But if by reason of currents or the assaults of the…

Vladimir Stenek |