Dr. Shlomo Angel
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.
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.
Weiping Wu, Tufts University How does urbanization experience differ across China’s regions, perhaps reshaping the country’s urban and environmental systems? What are the emerging economic, social, and spatial dynamics within cities?
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.