Urban Solutions for People and the Planet: WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 2017-2018 Annual Report

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, including optimizing sustainable urban transport, avoiding sprawl through smarter urban development and moving the needle on energy efficiency. These initiatives benefit residents, the economy and environment. At the same time, they hold enormous potential as solutions to tackle social inequality, address climate impacts and make equitable development possible.

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