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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 22, 2021
WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Buildings are one of the largest contributors to climate change, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. But they are also the biggest, most cost-effective climate mitigation solution available – making up 58% of urban mitigation potential.