To augment the thematic working papers, a series of eight city-level case studies from the global south are also underway. These case studies examine the conditions that enabled or obstructed transformative urban change. In close collaboration with members of the WRR team, each city-level case study is led by local authors deeply familiar with the case study city.
The case studies will be launched throughout 2018, covering Ahmedabad, Belo Horizonte, Guadalajara, Johannesburg, Kampala, Porto Alegre, Pune and Surabaya.
This case study in the World Resources Report, "Towards a More Equal City," examines transformative urban change in Porto Alegre, Brazil, through the lens of participatory budgeting. The research focuses on whether and how transformative change has taken place in the city between 1990 and the present.
Porto Alegre pioneered participatory budgeting beginning in the 1990s and the model has since spread throughout Brazil and the world, with more...