Sebastian Castellanos and Diego Canales, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities The model of operation of informal transport in La Paz (as in other Latin American cities) has led to poor quality of service.
Cities Research Seminar Series
World Resources Institute (WRI) is focusing the next World Resources Report on the challenge of creating productive, sustainable and equitable cities. As part of this initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invites eminent practitioners and researchers to present their work in a series of seminars. The WRI Cities Research Seminar Series is intended to engage important stakeholders, partners and thought leaders to share ideas and collaborate with us as we continue to develop the World Resources Report. All presentations are recorded, and short video interviews are available here.
Sumila Gulyani, World Bank In far too many countries, the urban footprint is expanding faster than population. Urban sprawl, in turn, is not only creating (traffic) congestion but also adversely affecting livability, productivity, inclusion, and sustainability.
Dr. David Satterthwaite, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Annette Kim, University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy Even in centrally planned cities, informal markets reveal the housing demand preferences not being served by either public policy or formal markets.
Somik Lall, World Bank As Africa undergoes rapid urban growth, there is a narrow window of opportunity to harness the potential of cities as engines of economic growth.
Dr. Robert McDonald, The Nature Conservancy
Jenna Davis, Stanford University
Somsook Boonyabancha, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights It is a demand-led approach which allow communities to be active actors and as joint owners of the projects and the development activities.
Dr. Shlomo Angel
Bipasha Baruah, Western University Women are underrepresented globally in the energy industry.
Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University We find a downward trend in poverty measures since 1970, with an acceleration post-1991, despite rising inequality. Faster poverty decline came with both higher growth and a more pro-poor pattern of growth.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities works to make urban sustainability a reality. Through global research and on-the-ground experience, our experts work with city and national leaders in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States to spur action and improve life for millions of people.