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In Ahmedabad, India, Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity
Woman works in her home in Ahmedabad, India.
  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity

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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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
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Tight-packed buildings in Chennai, India
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Buildings
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PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
The waterfront in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • Cities
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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
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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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PODCAST: The Political Economy of Air Quality with Jessica Seddon

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
Haze of air pollution over Bangkok sunrise.
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 3
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Equitable Planning in Ahmedabad: Beyond Eminent Domain

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
Ahmedabad uses a special process for acquiring land to make sure new developments receive city services.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
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India's Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here's How Pune Coped.

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
Waste collection door-to-door by the members of the SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India. Photo Credit: Brodie Talbot
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • world resources report
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Informal Workers Make Cities Work For All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia

  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • world resources report
Choral Mauladia, a street vendor and trade unionist in Ahmedabad. Photo: Getty Images Reportage.
  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • world resources report
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Mass Transit Is a Public Good. Everyone—Not Just Riders—Should Pay For It.

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
Looking out onto the Delhi Metro tracks in Badarpur. Flickr/Axel Drainville
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • public transit
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Green Growth for the Commonwealth: Ready for Phase Three

  • Climate Resilience
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
Bicycle rickshaws in Mumbai, India
  • Climate Resilience
  • Economics
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
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Photo Essay: How Climate Change Affects the Urban Poor in India and Indonesia

  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • climate change
Asian man standing by waterway
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • climate change
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India Can Save Up to $1.8 Trillion per Year with Smart Urban Growth

  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Urban Development
A crowded Delhi street. Source: EMBARQ Sustainable Urban Mobility by WRI/Flickr
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • Urban Development
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The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”

  • Equity
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
Solar panel on roof
  • Equity
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
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6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2016

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
  • stories to watch
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How Mobile Apps Are Improving India’s Rickshaws

  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Auto ricks outside office
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
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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

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