To augment the thematic working papers, a series of eight city-level case studies from the global south are also underway. These case studies examine the conditions that enabled or obstructed transformative urban change. In close collaboration with members of the WRR team, each city-level case study is led by local authors deeply familiar with the case study city.
The case studies will be launched throughout 2018, covering Ahmedabad, Belo Horizonte, Guadalajara, Johannesburg, Kampala, Porto Alegre, Pune and Surabaya.
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 evidence on whether the TPS mechanism has enabled transformative change with equitable outcomes in Ahmedabad City—and if so, how.
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 across diverse sectors have had a positive, qualitative impact on sustainability and service provision in Pune, particularly in its solid waste and transport sectors between the 1990s and the present....
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 place in the city between 1990 and the present.
Porto Alegre pioneered participatory budgeting beginning in the 1990s and the model has since spread throughout Brazil and the world, with more...