Mapping Social Landscapes
A Guide to Identifying the Networks, Priorities, and Values of Restoration Actors
This guidebook helps planners understand the priorities, values, and resource use patterns of people within a landscape to improve landscape restoration efforts.
Biophysical opportunities mapping is a well-established technique used in forest and landscape restoration. However, there is also a need to map social opportunities and better understand social landscapes.
This guide provides a methodology for urban leaders to understand landscape governance by mapping the resource flows, priorities, and values of people living and working within a city or specified area. The approach goes beyond the biophysical aspects of a landscape, seeking to understand how people impact restoration and resources. The guidebook focuses primarily on restoration, but the same methodologies can be adapted to broader analysis of natural resource governance. This resource was produced by WRI and is also available in Portuguese and French.
Plastic Pollution & Cities: Building Momentum Towards a Global Plastics Treaty
At this circular economy-themed webinar, we heard from experts, city representatives and waste pickers about the causes & consequences of plastic pollution in cities, and what cities can do to initiate a just transition to a plastic-free economy.
Clean Energy & Buildings Finance Academy
Hosted in Cape Town, this UrbanShift workshop brought together eight cities to discuss the promotion and financing of small-scale clean energy generation on public and private buildings.
Buenos Aires Hosts UrbanShift's Second City Academy
The three-day workshop brought together 24 Latin American cities to learn about and exchange ideas on developing vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and promoting urban biodiversity as strategies to create greener and more resilient cities.
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
Changing our approach to cities must be at the center of efforts to thwart climate change. As we move further into this decisive decade, here are five critical areas of action for cities.