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Explore the global front runners for city climate action

The Global Opportunity Explorer showcases 300 of the most innovative urban climate solutions from cities around the world. Discover how cities are using climate action to future-proof against challenges such as extreme weather, air pollution and growing populations in areas including transportation, waste, energy, mitigation and adaptation. Open for submissions!

October 12, 2017 Visit Site
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Building a 21st Century Cycling City

This report, part of Metcalf’s Green Prosperity Series, offers a bold and practical vision of the city’s cycling future. Developed through a comprehensive consultation and research process, it presents an integrated series of recommendations grounded in three focus areas: behavioural factors, economic benefits, and policy and infrastructure.

February 1, 2017 Visit Site
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Sharing the Road: The Promise and Perils of Shared Mobility in the GTHA

This report makes a series of recommendations for building a robust and flexible transportation system that can effectively respond to the emergence of “shared mobility” in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is a key area of research in transportation planning from economic, social, and environmental perspectives.

September 21, 2016 Visit Site
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A People’s History of Recent Transportation Innovation

How do people factor into the myriad transportation innovations we have witnessed in the past decade? This report studies recent innovations in transportation practice in six major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and found that local advocacy and civic engagement were a necessary prerequisite for revitalizing urban transportation. The cities studied include New York City,…

November 6, 2015 Visit Site
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We Can’t Get There from Here: Why Pricing Congestion is Critical to Beating It

Traffic congestion costs Canadians. It slows economic productivity, raises the price of consumer goods, damages health, creates pollution, and lowers quality of life. This report lays out strategies to shift transportation incentives using congestion pricing to increase urban mobility and make more effective investments in transportation.

November 3, 2015 Visit Site