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Paris’ Vision for a ‘15-Minute City’ Sparks a Global Movement

  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • cities for all
  • transportation
A street closed off for pedestrians to explore a market in Paris
  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • cities for all
  • transportation

In Barranquilla, Colombia, Urban Parks Revitalize a Declining City

  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • cities for all
  • Urban Transformations
Parque Sagrado Corazon in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Cities
  • Prize for Cities
  • cities for all
  • Urban Transformations
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Crop irrigation in an agricultural field
  • water risk
  • agriculture
  • Aqueduct
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A power plant on a sea shore with smoke emerging from the towers.
  • climate change
  • power plants
  • Aqueduct
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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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How Water Challenges Threaten India’s Energy Security

  • water risk
  • renewable energy
  • power plants
  • drought
  • floods
  • Aqueduct
Power plant in dry land
  • water risk
  • renewable energy
  • power plants
  • drought
  • floods
  • Aqueduct

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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Triple Threat: Water, Energy and Food Insecurity

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
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  • Water
  • Aqueduct

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

  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • cities for all
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Water
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Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers

  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • Water
  • water risk
Flooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • Water
  • water risk
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Flooded street in Thailand
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water
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Tackling Inequality in Cities is Essential for Fighting COVID-19

  • cities for all
  • coronavirus
Mumbai, India
  • cities for all
  • coronavirus
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Domestic Water Use Grew 600% Over the Past 50 Years

  • Aqueduct
  • Water
water sprinkler on lawn
  • Aqueduct
  • Water
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We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities

  • cities for all
  • sanitation
  • waste
  • Cities
  • world resources report
Polluter waterways carry impacts of poor sanitation citywide. Photo by SusanA Secretariat/Flickr
  • cities for all
  • sanitation
  • waste
  • Cities
  • world resources report
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Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why

  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Water
  • water risk
Conventional sprinkler irrigation
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Water
  • water risk
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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • poverty
  • public participation
View of one of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with input and participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • poverty
  • public participation
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PODCAST: Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

  • Aqueduct
  • podcasts
  • Water
A man at work in a rice paddy in Goa, India. Photo by Marc Roberts/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • podcasts
  • Water
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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off

  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
Improving water management in African countries can improve climate resilience. Here, Waretu Abera, Head of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, stands by a stream. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • development
  • Water
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • Water Security
  • development
  • Water
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Dry, cracked soil with a small lake and mountain range in the background.
  • Aqueduct
  • Water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk