For the 13th year, World Resources Institute will host Stories to Watch, an event looking at the big stories that will shape the world in the coming year. Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, World Resources Institute, will offer his views on the major economic, social, environment and development issues for 2016.
You wouldn't drink wastewater, but it can be converted into a valuable energy source. In fact, some are already trying it, with promising results.
Sludge to Energy: An Environment-Energy-Economic Assessment of Methane Capture from Sludge in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province
Rapid urbanization in China has substantially increased the quantity of liquid waste in municipalities, and has simultaneously engendered massive investments in wastewater conveyance and treatment. This increase in the number of wastewater treatment plants has generated a sharp rise in the...
Enabling cities to integrate individual and community capacities into broader urban resilience assessments
Listen in on this episode of the WRI Podcast as we speak with Ani Dasgupta, global director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Mayors don't have the luxury of ignoring on-the-ground hazards of our changing planet – and fortunately, they're not.
The Open Government Partnership's Subnational Government Pilot Program supports 15 pioneer local governments as they implement plans to strengthen transparency, access to open data, public engagement and accountability systems.
A long-standing belief among transportation planners and engineers is that wider traffic lanes reduce congestion and create safer streets. A growing body of research challenges this conventional wisdom.
Last week, 30,000 people gathered in Quito for Habitat III to adopt the New Urban Agenda, an influential vision for cities aimed at guiding national decision-making over the next 20 years while supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Going forward, what does the Quito meeting mean for urban leaders?