2018-2019 Prize for Cities Workshop
On April 10, 2019, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities announced the winner of the inaugural Prize for Cities, a competition that focuses on spotlighting and rewarding transformative urban projects. Tanzania-based nonprofit Amend’s SARSAI (School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements) was selected as the winner. Four other Prize for Cities finalists were also recognized. The WRR approach to transformative urban change, including our city case studies, informed the selection criteria for the Prize as well as the organization of an all-day roundtable event following the award. The WRR case studies were used as the basis to explore the building blocks of transformative change in cities, which turned into a lively discussion between city practitioners, the Prize Finalists, and other WRI and non-WRI urban experts about the nature and replicability of transformative urban change.
Latest News & Blogs
Climate change is an important driver of urban inequality. These five ideas show climate action can help cities become more equitable.
The coronavirus pandemic has compounded highly unequal development in Latin America's cities. Investing in infrastructure and public services for marginalized areas can help the region build back better.
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, cities must address inequality. City preparedness and resilience are key to withstanding this and future crises.