Civil society organizations in Pune pushed for reforms to waste management and transport. Government worked with them—to a point.
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines the processes of transformative change and the conditions both enabling and inhibiting it in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra state, India. Many initiatives...
Quito, Semarang City, Vienna and São Paulo are just a few of the cities that have used data to reshape transportation policy to reduce sexual violence, improve road safety and increase access for the disabled.
New taxes and fees shouldn't just raise revenue. They can do more than that: they can make cities more livable and transport more sustainable.
WRI Board Member and Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase argues that we should make sure that taxes encourage all forms of sustainable mobility, including walking and biking.
Market signals and political will to decarbonize the buildings sector are still missing. But in surprising places, from Mexico to India to Kenya to China, net or nearly-zero-carbon buildings are emerging.
Participatory budgeting programs can empower the poor to allocate funding to projects that will help them in their daily lives. But when these programs lack legal safeguards, changing political tides can draw funds and commitment away, undermining their effectiveness.
This case study in the World Resources Report, "Towards a More Equal City," examines transformative urban change in Porto Alegre, Brazil, through the lens of participatory budgeting. The research focuses on whether and how transformative change has taken...
Most cities lack the emissions data needed to create climate action plans. National governments are often flush with it. So why aren't they working together?
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer is interviewed by the World Green Building Council about the ways that green buildings can help the world meet climate targets and promote low-carbon development.