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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • governance
  • Indonesia
  • people-oriented cities
  • poverty
  • public participation
View of one of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with input and participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • governance
  • Indonesia
  • people-oriented cities
  • poverty
  • public participation
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Can Housing Be Affordable Without Being Efficient?

  • Buildings
  • housing
  • Brazil
  • sustainable cities
Minha Casa, Minha Vida affordable housing project in Brazil
  • Buildings
  • housing
  • Brazil
  • sustainable cities
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Affordable housing for all.
  • cities for all
  • housing
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Bridge across creek in Kibera, Nairobi.
  • housing
  • development
  • equity

RELEASE: 1.2 Billion People Living in Cities Lack Access to Affordable and Secure Housing

  • housing
  • urban policy
  • equity
  • sustainable cities
  • housing
  • urban policy
  • equity
  • sustainable cities

Confronting the Urban Housing Gap

  • cities for all
  • housing
  • equity
  • sustainable cities
  • Urban Development
Informal housing in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • equity
  • sustainable cities
  • Urban Development
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Why We March

  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
WRI staff ready to join the People's Climate March
  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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Reducing HFCs in the US Would Benefit Consumers and the Climate

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy
HFCs, potent greenhouse gases, are commonly used as refrigerants. Photo by Frank van den Bergh/iStock.
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy

How the US Can Lower Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and Save Money

  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy
A natural gas refinery plant. Photo by WildEarth Guardians/Flickr.
  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transport
  • transportation
  • us policy
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transport
  • transportation
  • us policy

How the US Can Save Billions by Reducing Electricity Use

  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
Homes and commercial buildings account for 74 percent of electricity demand in the United States, making them a critical part of any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo Credit: Justin Brown, Flickr
  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States

How the US Can Produce Cleaner Energy While Capturing Economic Benefits

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
New solar photovoltaic projects are also being chosen over new coal and gas generation in a few areas of the country because of lower costs or larger net benefits. Photo credit: Dana Smillie, World Bank
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States

By the Numbers: How the U.S. Economy Can Benefit from Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy
Electric vehicle battery prices fell 40 percent since 2008. Photo credit: Kevin Krejcl, Flickr
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy

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