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Cities Need a Systems-change Approach to Build Climate-resilient Communities

  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Mobility
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Climate Resilience
Looking down at city buildings, some with green roofs and the street below.
  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
  • Urban Mobility
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Climate Resilience
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Can Cities Thrive in Turbulent Times? 3 Questions for Cities in 2022

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
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  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
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7 Major Transformations to Solve Urban Inequality

  • Urban Development
  • Urban Transformations
  • land use
  • data
  • infrastructure
  • Equity & Governance
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • COP26
An aerial view of a cluster of small homes next to luxury buildings, all surrounded by trees.
  • Urban Development
  • Urban Transformations
  • land use
  • data
  • infrastructure
  • Equity & Governance
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • COP26

2020-2021 Grand Prize Winner: Sustainable Food Production for a Resilient Rosario

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture

Rosario, Argentina Uses Urban Farming to Tackle Economic and Climate Crises

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
A man sits and plants new plants in his garden.
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
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How London Uses Road Fees to Tackle Air Pollution and Inequality

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
A woman bikes on a London cycle lane. Red public buses are seen in the background.
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
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In Nairobi, Residents Redesign Public Spaces to Build Flood Resilience

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
Nairobi residents redesign public spaces to build flood resilience
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
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In Ahmedabad, India, Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
Woman works in her home in Ahmedabad, India.
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
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  • Urban Transformations
  • Urban Development
  • Equity & Governance

5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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RELEASE: New Research Finds Climate Adaptation Is an Opportunity for Transformative Change in Cities

  • Urban Transformations
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • sea level rise
  • Urban Transformations
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • sea level rise
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ADVISORY: Press Call on How National Governments Can Capture Major Economic Benefits by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
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4 Emerging Concepts that Could Transform Cities

  • biking
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Sao Paulo
  • biking
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Urban Development

5 Things We Learned About Urban Transformation

  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Metrocable cars
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Urban Transformations: The Reinvention of Eskisehir, Turkey from Dump to Destination

  • Urban Transformations
  • pollution
  • transportation
Electric tram and pedestrians on a street in Eskişehir, Turkey
  • Urban Transformations
  • pollution
  • transportation
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Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
Members of a waste-pickers cooperative push collection carts along the streets of Pune, India
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • waste
  • human rights
  • poverty
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Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One

  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
Metrocable in Medellin city center
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
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5 Cities Show What Urban Transformation Really Looks Like

  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Children crossing street in Tanzania
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset