The launch event of the new working paper, Upward and Outward Growth: Managing Urban Expansion for More Equitable Cities in the Global South, co-authored by Karen Seto (Yale University) and Anjali Mahendra (WRI). This is the fifth paper in WRI’s flagship World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City.
A seminar by Somsook Boonyabancha of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights from Bangkok that focuses on inclusive urban housing and development.
A seminar led by Dr. Ashok Sarkar of the World Bank’s Global Energy Practice presenting the evolution of energy efficiency market transformation through the application of innovative delivery models, institutional practices and financing mechanisms.
A seminar led by Bruce Schlein of the Citi's Community Reinvestment Act Business Strategy Group on urban sustainable infrastructure.
A seminar led by Rejeet Mathews and Madhav Pai of WRI India on urban land issues in Indian cities.
A seminar led by Bianca Bianchi Alves of the World Bank on the Clean Bus Project.
A seminar led by Kurt Shickman of the Global Cool Cities Alliance on efforts to reduce excess urban heat.
A seminar led by Christo Venter on the findings of a new working paper on transportation.
A seminar led by Myles F. Elledge, Executive Director for Health and the Environment with Biomass Controls LLC, on the global challenge of providing urban sanitation services and how new technology approaches may contribute to better sanitation containment and treatment.
The launch event of the new working paper, Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities, co-authored by Martha A. Chen (WIEGO) and Victoria A. Beard (WRI). This is the fourth paper in WRI’s flagship World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City.
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