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Johannesburg Fights Inequality with Transit-Oriented Development

  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • world resources report
Contrasting high and low income housing juxtaposed in Bloubosrand, Johannesburg, June 2016. Photo: Christina Culwick
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • world resources report

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

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

Stronger Than the Storm: 3 Lessons for Building Climate Resilience in Poor Urban Communities

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • climate impacts
Landslide in Rio de Janeiro
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • climate impacts

Unlocking Climate Action: From Bogota City Hall to the President’s Desk and Back Again

  • Buildings
  • Unlocking Climate Action
  • Cities
Bogota skyline
  • Buildings
  • Unlocking Climate Action
  • Cities
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IPCC 1.5° Report: We Need to Build and Live Differently in Cities

  • climate science
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
Wiping down rooftop solar panels in Mumbai.
  • climate science
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
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Curbing Climate Change and Preventing Deaths from Air Pollution Go Hand-in-Hand

  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Cities
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
China air pollution
  • Climate
  • Air Quality
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Cities
  • Urban Efficiency & Climate
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6 Road Design Changes That Can Save Lives

  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
A roundabout in Frise, Netherlands.
  • Cities
  • road safety
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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3 Charts Explain One of the Most Overlooked Opportunities to Address Climate Change and Poverty

  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
Air conditioning units in Hong Kong. Flickr/Niall Kennedy
  • Climate
  • Cities
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
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Help for São Paulo’s Complex Water Woes: Protect and Restore Forests

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • Cities
  • restoration
The Atibainha reservoir in Cantareira System in São Paulo during drought.
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • Cities
  • restoration
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  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Forests
Initiatives

Cities4Forests

Cities4Forests supports cities around the globe to recognize their interdependence with the world’s forests and use their political, economic and cultural power to protect and manage those forests for human well-being.
Rooftop solar panels in California.
  • U.S. Climate
  • climate policy
  • Cities
  • Climate
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Equitable Planning in Ahmedabad: Beyond Eminent Domain

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

  • Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • world resources report
Waste collection door-to-door by the members of the SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India. Photo Credit: Brodie Talbot
  • Cities
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • world resources report
Bus in Quito.
  • Urban Mobility
  • data
  • Cities

Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing?

  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Traffic congestion in Washington, DC.
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
Insights
Traffic in Saigon. Flickr/Jonas Ginter
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
Insights
Mumbai
  • Buildings
  • Cities
  • climate change
Insights
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • Cities
  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset