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Better Forests, Better Cities

Cityscape behind lush forest.
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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities

  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
People walking through a park.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • infrastructure
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
Cross-agency collaboration and investing in blue-green infrastructure resulted in Singapore’s redesigned Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
  • Economics
  • Climate Resilience
  • infrastructure
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
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4 Investment Areas to Stimulate China's Economy After COVID-19

  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
  • Health & Road Safety
Installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China.
  • coronavirus
  • low carbon development
  • natural infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Economics
  • Health & Road Safety

What Chile’s Protests Reveal About the Country’s Transport Inequalities

  • Urban Mobility
  • human rights
  • transportation
Chile protests
  • Urban Mobility
  • human rights
  • transportation
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Urban Transformations: In Durban, Informal Workers Design Marketplaces Instead of Getting Displaced by Them

  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • Urban Development
Warwick Junction
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • Urban Development
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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
News

RELEASE: 45 Cities Pledge to Conserve and Restore Forests, Citing Public Health, Water and Climate Benefits

  • Forests
  • Water
  • green bonds
  • Climate
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Forests
  • Water
  • green bonds
  • Climate
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
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A Global Greening: Green Building Certification Programs Make Gains

  • Buildings
  • natural infrastructure
WRI office renovated lobby
  • Buildings
  • natural infrastructure
Slum in Bangkok,
  • Buildings
  • Cities
  • human rights
  • poverty
Insights
Housing along the canals in Bangkok.
  • human rights
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
Insights

Sustainable Transport: Building Equitable and Low-Carbon Cities

  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • COP21
  • public transit
  • human rights
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
BRT and bike lane
  • International Climate Action
  • Cities
  • Urban Mobility
  • COP21
  • public transit
  • human rights
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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3 Steps to Build a Greener, Climate-Resilient India

  • Water
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Hyderabad, India. Photo by Kara Newhouse, Flickr
  • Water
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Insights

Why We Need Solutions at Scale to Solve Today’s Urban Challenges

  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety
The ICLEI World Congress takes place in Seoul, South Korea this year, and serves to connect city leaders, enable collaborative partnerships, and facilitate knowledge-sharing for more sustainable development around the world. Photo by Seoul Korea/Flickr.
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
  • Health & Road Safety