This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines the processes of transformative change and the conditions both enabling and inhibiting it in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra state, India. Many initiatives...
A small but growing number of cities are adopting more inclusive approaches to informal workers and this offers important lessons for cities that seek a more equal, productive and environmentally sustainable future.
Informal workers account for 50 to 80 percent of urban employment and...
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. In many cases, road safety is seen to be in direct conflict with other priorities, such as...
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.
The latest working paper of WRI’s flagship World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City...
- Director, Integrated Urban StrategyGlobal
Jessica Seddon is the Director of Integrated Urban Strategy at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She leads a network of researchers and practitioners across WRI’s offices that works with city stakeholders to change both places and planning to create livable and resilient cities. Her own...
NAIROBI, KENYA (June 28, 2017) — Can we have cities that grow sustainably while providing opportunity for all? At a workshop in Nairobi, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities gathered stakeholders from across sub-Saharan Africa to help answer this question.
Like many African cities, Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is at the turnstile of urbanisation. Recognising the need to augment the existing inadequate public transport, authorities are considering implementing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the city.
Somik Lall is a Lead Economist and Program Lead for Urban Development Analytics in Africa for the World Bank.