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Upward and Outward Growth: Managing Urban Expansion for More Equitable Cities in the Global South

Urban areas are expected to triple in size between 2000 and 2030. Unmanaged urban expansion increases the costs of service provision, deepens spatial inequities, and imposes heavy economic and environmental burdens. New analysis on 499 cities’ urban expansion confirm the challenge of rapid...

Prepared Communities

Implementing the Urban Community Resilience Assessment in Vulnerable Neighborhoods of Three Cities

Climate change affects poor and marginalized communities first and hardest. Particularly in cities, a lack of access to basic services, a long history of unsustainable urban development, and political exclusion render the urban poor one of the most vulnerable groups to climate induced natural...

Stronger Than the Storm: Applying the Urban Community Resilience Assessment to Extreme Climate Events

Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the impacts are distributed locally and unevenly in cities. The urban poor are the most affected by climate change and are more likely to live in areas that lack sufficient infrastructure to respond to climate risks.

WRI has developed the Urban...

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