Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the impacts are distributed locally and unevenly in cities. The urban poor are the most affected by climate change and are more likely to live in areas that lack sufficient infrastructure to respond to climate risks.
This working paper introduces the Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA), developed by WRI. The UCRA is a tool for city planners to measure differentiated community needs for climate resilience. Measuring how communities and individuals have responded to potential climate risks can help identify needs for resilience and inform effective urban resilience planning. The paper explores insights on the tool from pilot projects in two Brazilian cities, and is also available in Portuguese.
How sustainability indicators can drive better decision-making
In this webinar, we hear from national and local-level practitioners in Argentina and Brazil about their experience creating indicators and utilizing diagnostic tools to drive more sustainable urban development.
ICLEI World Congress: Strategies for resilient and healthy communities
At the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, Sweden, UrbanShift cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America met to share knowledge on best practices in local sustainable development and learnt firsthand from Malmö’s sustainability initiatives.
To counter environmental perils, cities turn to nature
By connecting cities with nature, we can address the triple planetary crises of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution. Here are five municipalities embracing ecosystem-based approaches, including UrbanShift city Surat.
COP26: Transforming cities through multi-level governance
At UrbanShift's COP26 side event, we highlight examples of multi-level governance and climate action from Brazil, Rwanda and India.