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How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
urban forest
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
Research

Better Forests, Better Cities

Cityscape behind lush forest.
Initiatives

Data Portal for Cities

Aerial view of suburbs next to croplands
Update

RELEASE: WRI and World Bank Launch Low-Speed Zone Guide to Help Communities Manage Road Safety

  • Urban Mobility
  • Health & Road Safety
  • road safety
  • health
Person walking a dog in a low-speed zone
  • Urban Mobility
  • Health & Road Safety
  • road safety
  • health
Update
Street in Istanbul with pedestrians and cars
  • health
  • public transit
  • Urban Mobility
Insights

COVID-19 Could Affect Cities for Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.

  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • health
  • transportation
New York city transit
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • health
  • transportation
Insights

We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities

  • cities for all
  • sanitation
  • waste
  • Cities
  • world resources report
Polluter waterways carry impacts of poor sanitation citywide. Photo by SusanA Secretariat/Flickr
  • cities for all
  • sanitation
  • waste
  • Cities
  • world resources report

RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South

  • cities for all
  • sanitation
  • waste
  • Cities
  • health
  • cities for all
  • sanitation
  • waste
  • Cities
  • health
Insights

To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • health
  • transportation
New Delhi's air quality, already poor, tends to plummet as Diwali ends and winter begins. Photo by Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons.
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • health
  • transportation
Insights

India Has the Worst Road Safety Record in the World. A New Law Aims to Change That

  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • health
  • road safety
  • Health & Road Safety
busy street from Charminar
  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • health
  • road safety
  • Health & Road Safety
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5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
  • health
Visible air pollution in Delhi, India
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
  • health
Insights

Is Your City Really Serious About Road Safety? Look for These 3 Things

  • health
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Washington, DC
  • health
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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Q&A: One Woman Aims to Save Kids’ Lives by Redesigning the Roads They Walk

  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • road safety
  • poverty
  • health
  • Health & Road Safety
Ayikai Charlotte Poswayo
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • road safety
  • poverty
  • health
  • Health & Road Safety
Insights

Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

  • Urban Transformations
  • road safety
  • human rights
  • poverty
  • health
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Children in Dar es Salaam
  • Urban Transformations
  • road safety
  • human rights
  • poverty
  • health
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
Insights

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