The World Resources Institute(WRI), established in 1982, is a global nonprofit organization with the mission of moving human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA and twelve regional offices around the world, WRI partners with leaders in government, businesses, civil society, and multi-lateral institutions and works in more than fifty countries to research, design, and carry out practical solutions that simultaneously improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive.WRI categorizes its work around seven urgent global challenges:Food, Forests, Water, Ocean, Cities, Energy, and Climate.
The Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is WRI's program dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for everyone. Comprised of international experts in urban planning and development, mobility, energy efficiency, resilience, housing, water management and more, the Ross Center focuses on integrated solutions to new and long-standing urban challenges, primarily in the global South. Through innovative research, deep engagement, and global partnerships, the Ross Center's network of local and international experts puts cities on a trajectory of more sustainable and equitable development, catalyzing and accelerating transformative initiatives that turn cities into resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.
Meet the staff and experts from WRI that form part of the UrbanShift team.
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.
Focusing on Indian cities, this resource uses the social cost accounting methodology to understand various costs associated with urban service delivery.
This Spanish language resource guides urban leaders on Transport Oriented Development (TOD) models, focusing on integrating mass public transport, housing, non-motorized mobility and public spaces.
This guidebook helps planners understand the priorities, values, and resource use patterns of people within a landscape to improve landscape restoration efforts.