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1.2 billion people - over one in three city dwellers - are currently underserved by core urban services, leaving them vulnerable to disease and health risks, economic crises, environmental hazards and natural disasters.
To build the cities we need, equity and sustainability must be placed at the forefront of every planning decision. Join UrbanShift on March 10, 2022, as we examine the findings of WRI's flagship World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City, which describes seven transformations that can improve access to core urban services and create enduring change in cities worldwide.
In this interactive webinar, we will focus on one urban transformation, financing and subsidies, while the second topic of discussion will be decided by an audience vote. Experts from the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities will provide insights on these transformations and a former city official from Bogotá, Colombia will share their experiences in municipal finance and offer practical recommendations that can be adopted in other cities.
Rogier van den Berg, Acting Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Dr. Anjali Mahendra, Director of Global Research, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Dr. Robin King, Director of Knowledge Capture & Collaboration, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Dr. Carmenza Saldias Barreneche, Municipal Finance and Urban Planning Expert, Colombia
Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities
This synthesis of the World Resources Report recommends seven transformations to create a new dynamic for durable, cross-sectoral, city-wide change and provides a roadmap to more equitable access to core urban services.
Strategic City Planning with Nature? Assessing Urban Biodiversity in San José, Costa Rica
UrbanShift’s geospatial analysis for the San José metropolitan region will support urban actors to incorporate biodiversity into planning mechanisms and transform decision-making processes toward valuing the benefits of nature.
Biodiversity in UrbanShift Cities
These online reports, with interactive maps and figures, provide indicators to measure the state of biodiversity in UrbanShit cities based on comparable global datasets.
Building Momentum for Global Collaboration on Zero-Carbon Cities
UrbanShift held its second Partnership Engagement Group meeting in March 2022, bringing together representatives from the GEF and UrbanShift’s core team with global organizations to identify opportunities for sustained, strategic collaboration.