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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
Bogotá launches its community-led Plazoleta Program

July 16, 2018

Bogotá launches its community-led Plazoleta Program

Bogotá recently took another step towards creating safer, sustainable, and more inclusive streets by officially launching the Plazoleta Program which aims to create pedestrian plazas by reclaiming underutilized spaces all over the city.

Making Mumbai Streets Safer and Cooler

May 31, 2018

Making Mumbai Streets Safer and Cooler

As we approach the 2018 Road Safety Week in Mumbai, India, we decided to revisit GDCI's collaboration with MCGM and MTP from last year, where a week-long trial and Mithchowki in Malad, was conducted to reclaim ~1650 sq.m of underutilized roadbed on the street for pedestrians and support a space that is more legible for all users.

People, Participation, and Pop-ups: Lessons in Tactical Urbanism in São Paulo, Brazil

January 26, 2018

People, Participation, and Pop-ups: Lessons in Tactical Urbanism in São Paulo, Brazil

Interim interventions can bring people together to reimagine their streets. When done right, tactical urbanism is a powerful tool to show what’s possible and test design strategies to make streets safer for everyone. That’s exactly what the City of São Paulo and partner organizations accomplished in the neighborhood zone of Santana.

Cidade da Gente: Fortaleza redesenhando ruas para as pessoas

December 14, 2017

Cidade da Gente: Fortaleza redesenhando ruas para as pessoas

Quando técnicos da Prefeitura de Fortaleza apresentaram pela primeira vez a proposta de implantação de uma Área de Trânsito Calmo no bairro de Cidade 2000, os moradores receberam a ideia com cautela.

Addis Ababa Launches Safe Intersections Program

December 1, 2017

Addis Ababa Launches Safe Intersections Program

City officials have launched a number of initiatives to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities by half by 2023. One such initiative is the recently launched Safe Intersections Program (SIP) which will transform ten intersections per year over the next three years, making them safer and more efficient.

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.

Safer Streets. Happier People! Addis Ababa goes from Perilous to Pop-Up to Permanent.

December 13, 2016

Safer Streets. Happier People! Addis Ababa goes from Perilous to Pop-Up to Permanent.

On Dec 5th, 2016, GDCI in partnership with 5 city agencies and 3 local academic institutions, unveiled a 6 month interim at LeGare showcasing the principles from the Global Street Design Guide in Action, and taking a first step towards physical changes in the road environment of Addis Ababa that 'Put People First!'

Community Led Processes Create Better Streets in Bogotá

November 29, 2016

Community Led Processes Create Better Streets in Bogotá

This year, the city of Bogotá undertook a project to reclaim underutilized areas of the city and convert them into spaces for people. The first space to be converted was a surface parking lot located in the neighborhood of Chapinero at the intersection between Calle 80 and Carrera 9.

From the drawing board to the living world: Simple lines bring new life to Addis Ababa’s streets

July 13, 2016

From the drawing board to the living world: Simple lines bring new life to Addis Ababa’s streets

The road to safer streets takes long-term vision, but it also requires smart planning and rapid action to transform dangerous streets today. As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety in 10 cities in 3 continents, GDCI traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently for a series of traffic safety workshops with more than 120 city planning and transportation professionals.

BIGRS Cities – Technical Assistance for Safer Streets and Safer Mobility

April 8, 2016

BIGRS Cities – Technical Assistance for Safer Streets and Safer Mobility

The Global Designing Cities Initiative will be collaborating with WRI and IRAP as part of the Safer Streets and Safer Mobility group under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety to provide technical assistance to the cities of Addis Ababa, Bogota, and Sao Paulo.

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