This case study in the World Resources Report (WRR), Towards a More Equal City, describes the history of Surabaya, Indonesia’s inclusive housing policy and how the Kampung Improvement Program (KIP) became a model for in situ slum upgrading efforts...
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by Jillian Du, Anjali Mahendra, Eric Chu, Anna Brown, Kavya Michael and Shuaib Lwasa - October 2019
Cities are increasingly integrating climate adaptation priorities into development policies and plans. However, there remains a gap in understanding how incremental urban adaptation solutions can lead to more transformative change over the long term.
Transformative adaptation reorients...
Forging the Path to a Sustainable Urban Future: WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities 2018-19 Annual ReportSeptember 2019
This report not only highlights progress over the past year but celebrates the achievements and impact of WRI Ross Center over the last five years. Our journey, which began with a focus on mobility, has progressed to include holistic solutions on urban planning and development, energy efficiency...
Stronger Than the Storm: Applying the Urban Community Resilience Assessment to Extreme Climate Eventsby Katerina Elias-Trostmann, Lauretta Burke, Lubaina Rangwala and Daniela Lichtler Cassel - December 2018
Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the impacts are distributed locally and unevenly in cities. The urban poor are the most affected by climate change and are more likely to live in areas that lack sufficient infrastructure to respond to climate risks.
WRI has developed the Urban...