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.