This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Johannesburg, South Africa, through transit-oriented development (TOD). The paper reviews the evidence on whether Johannesburg’s TOD strategy...
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Stronger Than the Storm: Applying the Urban Community Resilience Assessment to Extreme Climate Eventsby Katerina Elias-Trostmann, Lauretta Burke, Lubaina Rangwala and Daniela Lichtler Cassel - December 2018
Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the impacts are distributed locally and unevenly in cities. The urban poor are the most affected by climate change and are more likely to live in areas that lack sufficient infrastructure to respond to climate risks.
WRI has developed the Urban...
by Kate Owens and Shuaib Lwasa - October 2018
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Kampala, Uganda, by following its sanitation reforms. The research follows the political process that created favorable conditions for the...
Urban Solutions for People and the Planet: WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 2017-2018 Annual ReportSeptember 2018
Decisions made in cities today will determine whether humans succeed in creating a sustainable future. To refine our approach to this opportunity and challenge, this year, WRI Ross Center completed a new five-year strategy.
This report is a summary of our highlights from 2017-18,...