World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City
Addressing inequities in cities is essential to creating sustainable cities with thriving economies. The transformational case studies in the Towards a More Equal City series document how cities strived for, achieved and sometimes failed to grasp transformative change by intentionally tackling inequities. Confronting the services divide is not only about providing better infrastructure but transforming the fundamental levers of city life to create a new dynamic that can support durable, transformative change.
Case studies from Surabaya, Guadalajara, Johannesburg, Kampala, Ahmedabad, Pune and Porto Alegre document practical ways governments can work with communities, national actors and external stakeholders to understand the reality of problems on the ground and create interventions that best fit their context.
Surabaya: The Legacy of Participatory Upgrading of Informal SettlementsCase Study November 13, 2019
Guadalajara: Revisiting Public Space Interventions through the Via RecreActivaCase Study March 26, 2019
Kampala: Rebuilding Public Sector Legitimacy with A New Approach to Sanitation ServicesCase Study October 31, 2018
Ahmedabad: Town Planning Schemes for Equitable Development—Glass Half Full or Half Empty?Case Study August 29, 2018
Pune: Civil Society Coalitions, Policy Contradictions, and Unsteady TransformationCase Study August 16, 2018
Porto Alegre: Participatory Budgeting and the Challenge of Sustaining Transformative ChangeCase Study June 13, 2018
Synthesizing six years of research, this culminating report of the Towards a More Equal City series recommends seven crucial transformations that can create a new dynamic for durable, cross-sectoral, city-wide change. It also offers a set of priority actions for city and national governments, civil society, the private sector, international aid agencies and financial institutions.