08 Jan 2019

Winning the Fight Against Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar

This briefing note draws on successful experiences of other countries to offer practical recommendations for improving the air quality in Ulaanbaatar and other cities in Mongolia.

07 Sep 2016

Asia’s urban population is growing at an unprecedented rate. It took 130 years for London to grow from 1 million to 8 million, but Bangkok did it in 45 years, Dhaka in 37 years, and Seoul in only 25 years. Asia’s rapid urbanization—driven by entrepreneurial and commercial dynamism—has been pivotal for its stellar growth, but often to the detriment of urban environments. Increasingly, the environmental downside of urbanization, rather than its economic upside, is in the public eye.

07 Mar 2016

It’s official: if you want to dramatically improve the quality of your life, move to Europe. That’s what the 18th annual Quality of Life survey from consulting firm Mercer suggests—cities in western Europe dominate the top of this year’s list of the world’s best cities to live in.

21 Jan 2016

An SEI study shows a large share of climate action in cities is likely to work best with leadership and policy support from higher levels of government.