NEW YORK (April 10, 2019) ‒ The inaugural WRI Ross Prize for Cities, a $250,000 award celebrating and spotlighting urban transformation, was awarded to SARSAI, which stands for School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements, an incisive, easily replicable and highly impactful approach to creating safer journeys to school for children in Dar es Salaam and other African cities.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (April 5, 2019) ‒ From a competitive pool of 137 projects, WRI México and the Citi Foundation announce 7 projects to participate in the year-long incubation process of TheCityFix Labs México, starting in April 2019.
Today, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, announced a new collaboration with the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), as the partnership’s newest deep dive city. The BEA is a public-private initiative that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency programs and policies.
Today, the City of Tshwane, South Africa, took its energy efficiency efforts to the next level, announcing new commitments to retrofit and refurbish public buildings with the assistance of the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA). The BEA is a public-private initiative that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency programs and policies.
On February 15, the open call for applications to TheCityFix Labs México came to a close, attracting over 130 applications from local municipalities, companies and non-profits. TheCityFix Labs México is an effort of the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative, implemented by WRI México and supported by Citi Foundation, to help cities understand how to better finance green infrastructure projects.