Not only has #carsharing changed the way city-livers travel, but it's also changing the future of urbanism

Carsharing could help emerging economies avoid car ownership and carbon lock-in; however, to accomplish this, they need an enabling environment and institutional support. Photo by Ian Collins/Flickr Growing from 6 operators in 2012 to 41 by mid-2015, carsharing is rapidly expanding in emerging markets worldwide. What is the future of carsharing? What impact will this innovation have on cities? What are the key challenges for ensuring that carsharing becomes a vehicle for sustainable mobility? This four-part series from TheCityFix draws on new research from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities , exploring and unpacking what carsharing means for cities of the future. In a world projected to have 2 billion cars by 2035, could carsharing put us on a path toward lower motorization in quickly growing countries? In the Global North, carsharing has been shown to reduce the numbe...

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