• Learning platform centralizes access to training, guides, tools for urban professionals

    NEW DELHI (April 4, 2018) — City leaders and professionals around the world face a crush of converging pressures. They are being asked to improve urban mobility, housing, equity and access to opportunity – all while accommodating more residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making streets safer and healthier. More infrastructure and funds alone are not enough to take on these challenges; cities need help making better decisions too.


  • On April 10, mayors, senior city officials, finance industry leaders and NGO partners will gather at the third-annual Financing Sustainable Cities Forum to discuss new solutions for accelerating investment in more resilient, prosperous, and sustainable cities. Hosted by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the Citi Foundation, this one-day event in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district will explore why, in today’s world, green investment is smart investment.


  • WRI-ODI study helps cities overcome political barriers to address escalating road safety problems

    WASHINGTON (March 23, 2018)—An estimated 1.25 million people are killed and a staggering 50 million are injured in traffic collisions each year. Yet, road safety remains a remarkably low political priority in cities around the world, a new study warns. In many cases, road safety is seen to be in direct conflict with other priorities, such as reducing congestion or shortening journey times.


  • KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (February 11, 2018) — Today, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities opened the application process for the “WRI Ross Prize for Cities,” a global competition to identify and celebrate transformative urban projects. The announcement comes during the 9th session of the United Nations World Urban Forum, where leaders, civil society and urban development experts are gathered to discuss implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The prize is the vision of business leader and philanthropist Stephen M.


  • WASHINGTON (February 2, 2018) — World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Jessica Seddon and Emma Stewart as the new Directors of Integrated Urban Strategy, and Urban Efficiency and Climate, respectively, for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.


  • Didi, Lyft, Ola, Uber, Via, Zipcar among companies to announce joint vision for the future of cities

    WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2018)Fifteen of the world’s leading transport and technology companies signed the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities today, pledging to prioritize people over vehicles, lower emissions, promote equity and encourage data sharing, among other goals. The companies include: BlaBlaCar, Citymapper, Didi, Keolis, LimeBike, Lyft, Mobike, Motivate, Ofo, Ola, Scoot Networks, Transit, Uber, Via and Zipcar.

  • Stakeholders from Latin American cities, the private sector and civil society explore options to make their municipal buildings more energy efficient

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (November 17, 2017) – A workshop in Mexico City, organized by WRI Mexico, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Building Efficiency Accelerator and the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative, convened more than 50 officials, experts and private sector representatives from various cities in Latin America, Europe and the U.S., to discuss business models for success

  • To eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries, change the system rather than individuals

    WASHINGTON (JANUARY 11, 2018)—More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Are speed limits, seat belts and drunk driving laws the only way to stop this?


  • Realizing Sustainable Mobility for All in the Digital Era

    WASHINGTON, DC (January 11, 2017)—The World Bank and World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend Transforming Transportation 2018, one of the largest global conferences dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.

    Transforming Transportation is based on the premise that transitioning to smart, sustainable mobility will play an essential part in addressing global challenges such as climate change, poverty, gender inequality and public health.


  • The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 7 -11. The program covers all modes of transportation, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops. WRI is an active TRB participant, each year presenting numerous papers and presiding workshops and committees, and has won two prestigious Burggraf Awards in recent years.


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