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.
Balikpapan, Indonesia: "My Innovation House"
Model: Enabling Innovation
Protecting People and the Planet: Putting People at the Heart of City Climate Action
This report from ICLEI and CDP shares analysis from the data reported through the 2022 CDP-ICLEI track, and highlights the need for people-centered climate action in cities.
Transformative Actions Program: UrbanShift Annual Report 2022
Looking back at the 2022 TAP call for projects, this report summarizes the project applications received this past year, as well as the activities conducted around the projects already in the pipeline since 2021.
Paris International Forum to End Plastic Pollution in Cities
UrbanShift, global Mayors and city leaders held a series of critical discussions around the need for solutions to minimize the impact of plastic on the planet.