More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Research from WRI...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on cities – putting unprecedented pressure on municipal budgets and public services, exacerbating inequalities and revealing their extreme fragility to shocks. At the same time, cities offer among the most promising opportunities to build back...
Urbanization is happening differently today than in the past and occurring most rapidly in places with the fewest resources. Traditional approaches are not able to keep up, leaving billions of people with poor access to basic necessities, dragging down economies and damaging the environment....
- projectTransforming cities for people and planet through sustainable, integrated and inclusive approaches to urban development
- projectCombining local data with global scientific products and models to develop city-scale air quality analytics
Everybody deserves the right to breathe clean air.
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ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (January 25, 2021) — At the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, the mayors of Miami, Paris, and Rotterdam joined WRI, the Global Center on Adaptation, and more than three dozen other cities, NGOs and governments to confirm the urgency to act now on climate
This paper presents analysis of the fiscal and equity impacts of urban land value capture instruments based on three case studies from the global south. These include the Lideta redevelopment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the Outer Ring Road in Hyderabad, India; and Água Espraiada Urban Operation in...
The unfolding coronavirus pandemic has exposed the systemic vulnerability and inequity of cities and underscored their crucial role in driving a sustainable future. While urban environments have been greatly disrupted, cities also offer promising opportunities to respond and recover while...
- projectSupporting a holistic approach to decarbonizing the transport sector in Asia