One in two people live in cities and 2.5 billion more will do so by 2050. With many cities already struggling to meet people's basic needs, global development and climate challenges are increasingly urban challenges. A sustainable future depends on whether cities can become more prosperous, more equal, and low-carbon at the same time.
This synthesis report is the capstone of the World Resources Report: Towards a More Equal City, a research series produced by WRI offering a roadmap for how to unleash transformative change in cities. The report presents seven crucial urban transformations that are needed in the areas of infrastructure design and delivery, service provision, data collection, urban employment, finance, land management, and governance, ensuring equitable access to urban services and building city-wide prosperity and better environmental quality for all.
URBANSHIFT HOSTS FIRST CITY ACADEMY IN KIGALI, RWANDA
The three-day workshop brought together participants from 20 African cities to learn about and exchange ideas on climate action planning and nature-based solutions as tools to create greener, more resilient cities.
Kigali City Academy
UrbanShift's first City Academy brought together 75 participants from 20 cities in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Morocco, offering in-person trainings on Integrated Climate Action Planning and Nature-Based Solutions.
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.
Rwanda unveils $175 million urban development initiative
The Rwanda Urban Development Project II is one of nine UrbanShift local interventions, and focuses on climate resilient infrastructure, service delivery and ecosystem rehabilitation in Kigali and additional cities.