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Sustainability: Megacity Mayors Map a ‘Future That Works for Everyone’

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti speaks with the media at the Moving America Forward Forum hosted by United for Infrastructure, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. February 16, 2020 (Photo by Gage Skidmore) Creative Commons license via Flickr

The mayors of 97 of the world’s largest cities, members of the C40 global network of cities, have agreed to revitalize the post-pandemic world by creating green jobs, investing in public services, supporting essential workers, greening public spaces, and protecting struggling mass transit systems until the virus recedes and riders return.

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What Makes a City Smart?

The outlines of an autonomous car, 2017 (Photo by Automobile Italia) Creative Commons License via Flickr.

By 2050 cities are forecast to be inhabited by 6.5 billion people, and making cities smarter to accommodate the population boom is on the minds of transportation experts around the world.

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Cities Show Strong Climate Leadership in Paris

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Cities consume roughly 80 percent of the world’s energy production and spew out 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. So, while cities are big contributors to climate change, at the same time they offer great potential for emission reductions.

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