October 03, 2022
Two new researchers have been awarded the prestigious Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency for transformative research proposals to challenge conventional wisdom. In addition to the global award to a young researcher or researchers, which has been awarded since 2012, a second award supports a young African researcher, an extension of the scholarship now in its third year.
August 23, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC (August 23, 2022) — World Resources Institute is pleased to announce that Felipe Ramírez will join WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities as Director of Urban Mobility in September, leading the program’s work to help cities build sustainable, equitable and high-quality transportation.
RELEASE: Finalists for 2021-22 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities Show How to Thrive Together in Turbulent TimesUrban projects from Colombia, France, India, Pakistan and the Philippines selected for innovative and inclusive responses to uncertainty, disruption and crisis.June 28, 2022
KATOWICE, POLAND (June 29, 2022) — World Resources Institute announced five projects as finalists for the 2021-2022 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities today at the 11th World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.
June 14, 2022
Addis Ababa (June 14, 2022) – Today the Digital Transport for Africa (DT4A) initiative, led by WRI and partners and funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), selected four winners of the first-ever
April 08, 2022
Albany, NY (April 7, 2022) — Today an agreement was reached on New York’s annual State Budget. When passed, the budget will enact a nation-leading commitment for New York to achieve the first fully zero emission statewide school bus fleet in the country.
February 17, 2022
Are you doing research on catalyzing sustainable, people-centered urban mobility? The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship wants to help you transform ideas into reality.
Climate-centered Mobility for a Sustainable RecoveryFebruary 14, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2022) – The World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend this year's all-virtual Transforming Transportation, one of the largest global events dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.
December 20, 2021
Following five years of supporting and advocating for national government leadership on sustainable, prosperous and equitable cities, the Coalition for Urban Transitions will sunset at the end of 2021. A special initiative of the New Climate Economy (NCE), the Coalition was jointly managed by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
COVID cycling surge could reshape cities, but new urban bike networks need to be safe and connected to meet present and future challengesNovember 10, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (November 10, 2021)—World Resources Institute (WRI) has published a new guidebook for city leaders that lays out clear bike lane design principles based on decades of cycling and road safety experience.
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.