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....
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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, cons
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...
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...
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COPENHAGEN (October 9
To make constructing affordable houses in India cost-effective, speedier and of high quality, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri launched the Global Housing Technology Challenge - India (GHTC-India) on January 14, 2019, in Ne
- projectAccelerating the implementation of sustainable urban solutions through new business models
This case study in the World Resources Report, “Towards a More Equal City,” examines transformative urban change in Ahmedabad, India, by analyzing the city’s land pooling and readjustment mechanism, called the Town Planning Scheme (TPS). This paper reviews...
This working paper on urban housing is the latest installment of WRI’s flagship World Resources Report (WRR), “Towards a More Equitable City.” The report examines if more equitable access to core urban services improves the economy and the environment.
The third session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Surabaya, Indonesia in July was an opportunity for