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.
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