From a waste-pickers’ cooperative in India to a cable-car system in Colombia's slums, we're beginning to see what innovative urbanization can look like.
A clear message from cities emerges from the IPCC 1.5 report: Cities must live and build differently to mitigate and adapt to climate change. A manifesto from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities lead Ani Dasgupta.
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Kampala, Uganda, by following its sanitation reforms. The research follows the political process that created favorable conditions for the...
From April 11–13, 2018, WRI’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, OpenAQ, and WRI’s Governance Center, in its role as secretariat of The Access Initiative, hosted a workshop on air quality with 15 civil society experts from...
Shorter blocks, narrower lanes, chicanes, roundabouts, speed humps and raised crossings can make roads safer.
Restoring forests in 4,000 targeted hectares would over time reduce sediment pollution by a third and turbidity by half in São Paulo's stressesd water system.
Most people don’t associate cities with trees, but urban areas are actually dependent on healthy forests. A new initiative helps cities protect trees—both those within city boundaries and others hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
A new report from America's Pledge shows that states, cities and businesses are on track to reduce U.S. emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, approximately two-thirds of the way to the national pledge of cutting emissions 26-28 percent by 2025. And they could easily get even further.
Ahmedabad uses a unique process to make sure that new developments receive city services.
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Ahmedabad, India, by analyzing the land pooling and readjustment mechanism called Town Planning Scheme (TPS). This paper reviews the...