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.
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?
Welcome to the Anthropocene, an era built on centuries of economic growth, In the 50 years before this new age, the human economic footprint grew faster in terms of GDP than at any time in recorded history. By the year 2100, it could grow to Bigfoot proportions, severely straining the global commons we all depend upon. Now it's time to tame Bigfoot. Andrew Steer explains.
Leaders from 167 countries today adopted the New Urban Agenda, the blueprint for creating sustainable, livable cities around the world. Following is a statement from Ani Dasupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities:
The Habitat III conference next week will see more than 45,000 leaders, decision-makers and experts sign into force the New Urban Agenda for sustainable cities. But the Agenda and the Habitat process don't stand alone -- going forward, they will be part of intensified efforts to achieve sustainable, equal development and combat climate change.