Third cycle of premier urban prize will award $350,000 to global projects demonstrating how cities can thrive in turbulent timesOctober 31, 2021
WASHINGTON (October 31, 2021)—World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has launched the third cycle of the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities, a global competition celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change. The announcement comes on World Cities Day, a global occasion to mark efforts in advancing opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization around the world.
Framework Developed by Mobility Operators, City Agencies, and Privacy Experts Seeks to Better Inform & Guide Data Policies & PracticesOctober 28, 2021
October 28, 2021 — Today, the New Urban Mobility alliance (NUMO), North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association (NABSA), and Open Mobility Foundation (OMF) announced the launch of the Privacy Principles for Mobility Data to help guide the mobility ecosystem in the responsible use of data and the protection of individual privacy.
October 19, 2021
Three new researchers have been awarded the prestigious Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency for transformative research proposals that challenge conventional wisdom. In addition to the global awards to two young researchers, which have been awarded since 2012, a third award supports a young African researcher, an extension of the scholarship now in its second year.
RELEASE: New Research Finds Bridging ‘Urban Services Divide’ Can Create More Equal, Sustainable CitiesWith 1 in 3 city dwellers lacking access to basic services, new WRI report charts a new urban roadmap to improve billions of lives, reduce environmental damage and generate economic prosperity for all.October 18, 2021
WASHINGTON (October 19, 2021)—A new report from WRI finds that 1 in 3 city dwellers globally and 2 in 3 city dwellers in low-income countries are “under-served” — lacking access to one or more core urban services like affordable running water and sanitation, consistent electricity, decent housing, reliable transport to work and school, safe cooking fuel and more. In some cities, the number of people under-served grows to an astonishing 90% of residents.
September 28, 2021
WASHINGTON (September 28, 2021)—World Resources Institute (WRI) has launched a new high-level advisory council for its Electric School Bus (ESB) Initiative, which aims to help electrify the nation’s 480,000 school buses by 2030.
September 24, 2021
NEW YORK (September 24, 2021)--At Climate Week NYC 2021, World Resources institute (WRI), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), C40 Cities, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) – Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched UrbanShift, a new global initiative to improve lives and transform cities into green and livable spaces, concurrently addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.
City leaders representing combined population of nearly 173 million residents have issued the Cities4Forests “Call to Action on Forests & Climate”September 21, 2021
WASHINGTON (September 22, 2021)—Fifty-seven cities, including 51 mayors, have issued a declaration calling on governments, companies and financial institutions to urgently ramp up policies and investments to support forest conservation, restoration and sustainable forest management. The signatories of the declaration represent some of the largest and most influential cities in the world, including Freetown, Glasgow, Jakarta, Mumbai, Oslo, Paris, San Francisco and São Paulo.
July 12, 2021
WASHINGTON (July 12, 2021)— Aniruddha (Ani) Dasgupta has taken the position as the next President and CEO of WRI. He assumes this role following seven years of leading the organization’s Cities program, part of an over 25-year career focused on urban planning and design, poverty reduction and human development. He becomes just the 4th President in WRI's nearly 40-year history.
RELEASE: Rogier van den Berg Becomes Acting Global Director for WRI Ross Center; Michael Doust Joins as Director of Urban Efficiency & ClimateJuly 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (July 12, 2021) — As Ani Dasgupta becomes World Resources Institute’s new President and CEO, Rogier van den Berg has been named as the acting Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and he will lead a transition team in the search process for a permanent leader.
July 08, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2021) — World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Sue Gander as the Director of the Electric School Bus Initiative, which is working to help fully electrify the nation’s fleet of 480,000 school buses over the next decade.
Through strategic partnerships with key stakeholders across the country, the project, supported by the Bezos Earth Fund, aims to make more equitable, healthier electric mobility the new normal for the next generation.