Recognizing the confluence of challenges with COVID-19 recovery, climate change and growing urban inequality, WRI invites submissions on the theme of “Thriving Together in Turbulent Times,” for the 2021-2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities.

Innovative initiatives and projects that have responded to a range of economic, climate and social disruptions to create more equitable, resilient and healthy cities are encouraged to apply, including all types of organizations and individuals from public, private and not-for-profit sectors. The Prize for Cities will award $250,000 to one winner and $25,000 each to four runners-up.

An international and multi-disciplinary evaluation team from across the WRI Ross Center network will select five finalists in June 2022. A distinguished and independent jury of urban leaders and experts will then select one grand prize winner, to be announced in December 2022.

To learn more about the Prize for Cities, including how to submit applications and support the Prize, visit