The new renewable sources, such as sun or wind, show a specific set of characteristics such as geographical and temporal variability that challenge their integration into traditional energy systems to supply electricity.
This report reviews experiences with strategic infrastructure planning with a view to identifying international best practices.
The data presented in this report show that progress has been achieved in important areas such as legislation, vehicle standards and improving access to post-crash care. This progress has not, however, occurred at a pace fast enough to compensate for the rising population and rapid motorization of transport taking place in many parts of the world.
The Inclusive Design Standards bring together what LLDC consider the best of existing good practice guidance and consolidate this in a single benchmarking document to be used as a tool by design teams. This second edition of the London Legacy Development Corporation s (LLDC s) Inclusive Design Standards (IDS), originally published in March 2013, is evidence of the positive impact and continued legacy created by the enormous success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in London back in the summer of 2012.
This strategy will support and inform the planning applications that will set out the long term vision for the development of sustainable communities within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
RAND researchers used a six-step scenario development process to develop two thought-provoking scenarios that address the future of mobility in the US in 2030. Three driving forces caused one path to emerge over another: (1) the price of oil, (2) the development of environmental regulation, and (3) the amount of highway revenues and expenditures.
The Navigator – a web-based platform – helps project teams, public authorities and financiers to find the right sustainable infrastructure tool from amongst 50+ rating systems, high-level principles and guidelines.
What might one expect for the future of mobility in China in 2030? Mobility is defined as the ability to travel from one location to another, regardless of mode or purpose. RAND researchers used a six-step scenario development process to develop two thought-provoking scenarios that address this question.
Focused on the electricity system, BloombergNEF s (BNEF s) New Energy Outlook (NEO) combines the expertise of over 65 market and technology specialists in 12 countries to provide a unique view of how the market will evolve. Each year BNEF makes a number of changes to NEO as they strive to improve the completeness and complexity of their analysis. Click on the link to BNEF s website to see the 10 key findings.
This publication discusses how the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) can enhance trade by addressing key challenges, including poor market access, limited economic diversification, and weak institutions for trade.
The paper discusses project preparation and procurement approaches adopted in Latin America and the Caribbean and how sustainability is incorporated into these.
This paper compares two approaches to the evaluation of mega transport project success: the iron triangle and the holistic approach approach.
This report thus attempts to address the economic impact of road safety, while providing a comprehensive overview of the challenge in estimating the social impact of road traffic injuries (RTIs).
The report first gives background information on infrastructure prioritization in Panama, then follows with a description of the IPF in technical and implementation terms.
Japan's Program for Earthquake-Resistant School Buildings has increased the seismic safety of Japanese schools, and hence increased the safety of Japanese schoolchildren, teachers, and communities. Since 2003, when the program accelerated, the share of earthquake-resistant public elementary and junior high schools has increased, from under half of schools in 2002 to over 95 percent in April 2015. Japan is sharing knowledge from this program with developing countries through its relationship with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), whose Global Program for Safer Schools has been supported by the Japan–World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries and its implementing arm, the Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo.
This article to the debate on the spatial allocation of infrastructure investments by examining where these investments generate the highest economic return (‘spatial efficiency’), and identifying trade-offs when infrastructure coverage is made more equitable across regions (‘spatial equity’).
This report discusses whether public-private partnerships (PPPs) are better than conventional public provision and can ensure proper maintenance, timely expansion, and less congestion.
This paper describes a framework of supply and demand factors that could affect birth registration coverage rates, using data from Latin America, Asia and Africa the paper looks at factors such as social transfer that could impact birth registration.
This guide outlines five steps in the context of achieving a knowledge exchange, (i) Anchor the knowledge exchange, (ii) Define the knowledge exchange, (iii) Design and develop the knowledge exchange, (iv) Implement the knowledge exchange, (v) report the results. Case studies from South America and Africa are discussed with reference to this guide.
This brief outlines how China's transport sector can contribute to carbon reduction