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How London Uses Road Fees to Tackle Air Pollution and Inequality

  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
A woman bikes on a London cycle lane. Red public buses are seen in the background.
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • transportation
  • Equity & Governance
Insights

In Nairobi, Residents Redesign Public Spaces to Build Flood Resilience

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
Nairobi residents redesign public spaces to build flood resilience
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance

In Monterrey, Mexico, a University’s Tragedy Sparks a Citywide Turnaround

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
Monterrey, Mexico residents enjoying the open streets of the monthly Callejero event.
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
Water insecurity in African cities
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
Insights

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

  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance
Woman works in her home in Ahmedabad, India.
  • Cities
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Urban Transformations
  • Equity & Governance

4 Recommendations to Electrify the US Federal Fleet

  • electric mobility
  • electric grid
  • Urban Mobility
  • renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate
An electric vehicle charging next to a patch of grass.
  • electric mobility
  • electric grid
  • Urban Mobility
  • renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate

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

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
People gather in the middle of a Monterrey street during sunset
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Climate Resilience
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Transformations
  • WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Urban Development
  • COP26
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6 Signs of Progress Since the Adoption of the Paris Agreement

  • Climate
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP25
  • National Climate Action
  • science based targets
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
A dock filled with boats with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
  • Climate
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • COP25
  • National Climate Action
  • science based targets
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • fossil fuels
  • renewable energy
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Dockless Bike Sharing Can Create Healthy, Resilient Urban Mobility

  • biking
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
People riding bikes on a sidewalk in Beijing.
  • biking
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety

How Some U.S. Cities Are Working to Align Energy Markets with Their Clean Energy Goals

  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Power lines at sunset.
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
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4 Reasons to Prioritize Electric Vehicles After COVID-19

  • coronavirus
  • electric mobility
  • Economics
  • transportation
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
electric vehicle charger
  • coronavirus
  • electric mobility
  • Economics
  • transportation
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities

  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
People walking through a park.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
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How Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution
A view of Hong Kong from the edge of a forest.
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution
Insights

As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future

  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • United Nations
Country flags leading to the entrance of the United Nations.
  • coronavirus
  • Urban Mobility
  • Paris Agreement
  • Business
  • Cities
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • United Nations

A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

  • biking
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Freshwater
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Freshwater
Rendering of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Forest
  • Cities
  • Forests

LA’s Time To Lead A Fair, Strong And Clean COVID-19 Recovery

  • Air Quality
  • coronavirus
  • Economics
Los Angeles Traffic
  • Air Quality
  • coronavirus
  • Economics

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

How US Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy

  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
wind turbines
  • Energy
  • electric grid
  • Cities
  • renewable energy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset