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February 14, 2024

Clean Air Project Launched in Accra

With the support of the Clean Air Fund, GDCI will help reduce harmful PM2.5 air pollution, focusing on one of the most at risk groups, children.

Clean Air Project Launched in Accra
Fortaleza Connects the Street to the Sea for MOBILIZE

July 17, 2019

Fortaleza Connects the Street to the Sea for MOBILIZE

In June, our team attended the MOBILIZE Summit and facilitated a tactical urbanism workshop. Attendees helped transform an intersection, contributing to a larger low-speed zone project in the neighborhood of Praia de Iracema. Using low-cost materials, the redesign includes curb extensions that are proven solutions to reduce speeds for cars and increase safety for all road users while enhancing the public space.

Fortaleza Cares: Prioritizing Safer Access to Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital

October 24, 2018

Fortaleza Cares: Prioritizing Safer Access to Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital

In late 2017, the GDCI team partnered with city officials, the Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and Vital Strategies, through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), to transform the safety of the streets surrounding the hospital. This area, in Fortaleza, Brazil, is now equipped with safe pedestrian infrastructure that has reduced the number of people walking on the roadbed by 86%, and greatly improved accessibility to the hospital.

The Power of Paint: Bringing Life to the Streets of Dragão do Mar

September 20, 2018

The Power of Paint: Bringing Life to the Streets of Dragão do Mar

The City of Fortaleza, Brazil, launched a new Cidade da Gente (City of People) project in Dragão do Mar in August 2018. City contractors and local volunteers applied bright colors and bold patterns to the 5,000 square meter site over three days, and used 1,000 liters of paint to improve the streets’ geometry. The redesign makes streets safer and brings revived life and energy to the neighborhood. 

Time for action is NOW: 5 hours to Safer Streets in Sao Paulo

December 20, 2016

Time for action is NOW: 5 hours to Safer Streets in Sao Paulo

'It is not a question of engineering or funding but a strong will to make our streets safe that matters!' Sao Miguel, an eastern district of Sao Paulo attested to this statement by transforming an intersection that only served cars to a safe place for people in 5 hours.

GDCI in Sao Paulo, Brazil

April 8, 2016

GDCI in Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) is pleased to announce that it has selected Sao Paulo as one of its three cities for technical assistance under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety

GDCI in Bogota, Colombia

April 8, 2016

GDCI in Bogota, Colombia

We are thrilled to announce that the city of Bogotá has been selected as one of the three cities in which the Global Designing Cities Initiative will provide technical assistance this year.