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Can Cities Thrive in Turbulent Times? 3 Questions for Cities in 2022

  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
Overhead view of a city
  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

  • Water Security
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
Water insecurity in African cities
  • Water Security
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities

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

  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
People gather in the middle of a Monterrey street during sunset
  • cities for all
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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For People to Live and Thrive in a Changing Climate, Cities Need to Change – But How?

  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
Green city
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
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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
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk

5 Things We Learned About Urban Transformation

  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Metrocable cars
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • 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
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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: 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
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
Insights

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
Insights

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
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
Insights

China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
China’s Yellow River
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Insights

Signs of Worry, Signs of Hope on World Water Day

  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • Cities
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • water risk
Children in India carry water.
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • Cities
  • wastewater
  • Water
  • water risk
Insights

In Order to Solve Pollution, We Must First Solve Governance Challenges

  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Water
  • water risk
Air pollution in China's Shaanxi Province. Photo by Gilad Rom/Flickr
  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • environmental democracy
  • Air Quality
  • pollution
  • Water
  • water risk
Insights

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Insights

Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk

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