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5 Ways China’s Cities Can Drive Equitable and Sustainable Urbanization

  • Urban Development
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • nature-based solutions
  • development
  • low carbon development
A close-up of shrubbery with skyscrapers in the distant background.
  • Urban Development
  • transportation
  • public transit
  • nature-based solutions
  • development
  • low carbon development
Insights

7 Major Transformations to Solve Urban Inequality

  • Urban Development
  • Urban Transformations
  • land use
  • data
  • infrastructure
  • Equity
  • cities for all
  • COP26
An aerial view of a cluster of small homes next to luxury buildings, all surrounded by trees.
  • Urban Development
  • Urban Transformations
  • land use
  • data
  • infrastructure
  • Equity
  • cities for all
  • COP26
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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

Developing Cities Need Cash. Land Value Capture Can Help

  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • land use
  • development
  • Finance
  • Urban Development
People walk on and around an outdoor escalator at a train station in Shenzhen.
  • Cities
  • infrastructure
  • land use
  • development
  • Finance
  • Urban Development

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
Insights

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
Insights

4 Emerging Concepts that Could Transform Cities

  • biking
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Sao Paulo
  • biking
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Insights

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
Insights

WRI’s Courage to Lead Dinner Envisions Sustainable Cities of the Future

  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Development
WRI Ross Prize for Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • Urban Development
Insights

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
Insights

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

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

Public Space for Recreation Is Good for Cities. Guadalajara, Mexico Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Guadalajara, Mexico
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Insights

Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather than Up. 3 Reasons That’s a Problem

  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Informal settlements at the edge of Mumbai, India. Photo by Johnny Miller/Unequal Scenes
  • cities for all
  • Cities
  • poverty
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Insights

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
community workshop in India
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
Insights

5 Cities Show What Urban Transformation Really Looks Like

  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
Children crossing street in Tanzania
  • Urban Transformations
  • Cities
  • Urban Development
Insights

Cities Can Save $17 Trillion by Preventing Urban Sprawl

  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
New York City
  • Economics
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Insights

We Know How to Save Millions from Dying on the World’s Roads

  • health
  • road safety
  • Urban Development
Mexico City
  • health
  • road safety
  • Urban Development
Insights
Sidewalk shoe-repair stands
  • circular economy
  • Urban Development
Insights

Make Cycling Safer in China—By Design

  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Biking in downtown Beijing.
  • Cities
  • biking
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Urban Development
Insights

Amid Tragedy, an Opportunity for Smart Recovery

  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
Waiting for rescue after Hurricane Katrina
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • Urban Development

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