Public Spaces

The primary responsibility for providing on-the-ground services and for ensuring the controlled management of solid waste, on the other hand, lies with the local authorities. Often fiscally constrained with many competing priorities beyond waste, local authorities may have limited ability to deliver adequate services.
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The training guide responds to a condition that characterizes the sector related to the management of protected areas: the relatively low training of those in charge of urban conservation units, the park rangers. Additionally, the document presented may also be useful to teachers, the academic community, and in general, for any training event that is organized in order to strengthen the conservation initiatives of numerous institutions and organizations linked to environmental protection. and taking care of green areas in general.
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The guide provides information about tree planting process and presents a set of good practices for its management. The current regulations and laws are exposed, as well as a general description of the ecoregions and the natural characteristics of the AMA. It also includes thirty technical charts of native species recommended for the arborization with their technical features, as well as the particularities of each one regarding the uses, ideal location in urban areas and the maintenance and care required.
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The COVID-19 global pandemic altered every aspect of urban life in recent months. In response, city transportation officials around the world have quickly implemented new street design and management tools to keep essential workers and goods moving, provide safe access to grocery stores and other essential businesses, and ensure that people have safe space for social/physical distancing while getting outside.
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WRI Brasil explains six simple road design changes that can significantly improve road safety. These changes put people – not vehicles – at the center of design to reduce speeds, demand more awareness from drivers and create more opportunities for safe crossings. They can even help make cities greener.

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This TOD Guide for Urban Communities shares the best practice guidelines in transit oriented development around the world. This publication summarizes 28 concrete design recommendations for transit oriented development. It also identifies seven steps that developers and authorities should follow in transit oriented development. The target audiences are real estate developers, public sector decision makers, researchers, and citizens searching for quality-of-life improvement.

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The Safe Access Manual offers recommendations to develop safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. An investment of 15 billion USD has already been made across various cities to develop mass transit infrastructure such as metro rail and bus rapid transit. Improving access to mass transit in India can serve multiple objectives—provide safe, affordable and sustainable commuting options, create vibrant public spaces and serve its communities’ needs.

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