World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City
Thematic Working Papers
Though transformative change requires cross-sectoral solutions, many governments continue to budget and plan largely along sectoral lines. The thematic working papers in the Towards a More Equal City series highlight sectoral interventions that have proven effective in cities around the world, with a focus on struggling and emerging cities. They draw on the deep experience of the authors and focus on key sectors that highlight how cities are different today and why they need new solutions. They examine sanitation, water, transport, land management, the informal economy, energy, and housing.
Untreated and Unsafe: Solving the Urban Sanitation Crisis in the Global SouthWorking Paper December 18, 2019
Unaffordable and Undrinkable: Rethinking Urban Water Access in the Global SouthWorking Paper August 13, 2019
From Mobility to Access for All: Expanding Urban Transportation Choices in the Global SouthWorking Paper May 14, 2019
Upward and Outward Growth: Managing Urban Expansion for More Equitable Cities in the Global SouthWorking Paper January 31, 2019
Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global SouthWorking Paper May 29, 2018
Confronting the Urban Housing Crisis in the Global South: Adequate, Secure, and Affordable HousingWorking Paper July 12, 2017
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.