WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities works to make urban sustainability a reality. Global research and on-the-ground experience in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States combine to spur action that improves life for millions of people.
It would take a Mexico-sized area of farm land to grow the amount of food people waste every year.
Local, national and international leaders have come together this week in Nairobi, Kenya at Habitat III’s second Preparatory Committee. They’ll set priorities for urban development that will shape city actions for decades to come.
China nearly doubled its number of cars from 2008 to 2010. Beijing and Shanghai are pioneering new strategies to reduce vehicle travel and create safer, more sustainable cities.
Global infrastructure challenges present opportunities to improve our cities. To ensure that these investments result in communities that are productive, livable and sustainable, we must change how we build, manage, and use our cities.
At least 20 percent of Mexico City's greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. The new Building Efficiency Accelerator can help reduce their impact.
Reducing traffic congestion is typically a responsibility that lies with local governments, transport agencies and other public sector actors. A pilot program in Sao Paulo, South America's most congested city, proves that it's also in companies' best interests to support carpools and public transit.
Rio de Janeiro has long been known for its traffic congestion and lack of affordable, accessible public transit. Now, in celebration of its 450th anniversary and as the host city of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, city leaders are beginning to transform Rio's image into one of a sustainable mobility leader.
Mexico City will invest $150 million in energy-efficient buses, public bike-sharing and car-free days-one of the largest sustainable mobility investments in the city's history. It's a significant step forward in orienting Mexico City around people, not cars.
MEXICO CITY (March 17, 2015)— Today, Mexico City’s Head of Government Miguel Ángel Mancera announced a new partnership with World Resources Institute, World Bank, CAF, and Inter-American Development Bank to invest $150 million in expanding and modernizing sustainable transport systems. The announcement comes after a 60 day period of discussions on the future of Mexico City’s sustainable transport solutions kicked-off on the margins of WRI’s event Transforming Transportation 2015.