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A Mother and Her Child Wait to Board Ahmedabad's Bus Rapid Transit System, Janmarg. Photo by Meena Kadri / Flickr
India Can Save Up to $1.8 Trillion Per Year with Smart Urban Growth
India is at a crossroads, and how its cities develop in the coming several years will shape its future for generations. While only about one-third of Indians currently live in cities, that number will nearly double from 420 million to ...
Bus rapid transit in Florianópolis, Brazil. Photo by Dylan Passmore / Flickr
Development Finance Institutions Have a Role to Play in Creating Sustainable Cities
By 2050, nearly 70 percent of the world’s population will reside in cities, increasing the size of the world’s urban population by more than two-thirds. Cities will need to focus on building the right things to ensure this growth happens sustainably—so how ...
Representatives of Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative partners, from left: James Alexander, C40; Val Smith, Citi; Helio Lima Magalhães, Citi Brazil; Rodrigo Rosa, C40 and City of Rio de Janeiro; and Toni Lindau, WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities.
Why Sustainable Urban Development Needs Better Finance
This week in Quito, Ecuador, international leaders have gathered in support of the New Urban Agenda, which lays the groundwork for improving the lives of more than half of the world’s population. Habitat III follows the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development ...
A successful Habitat III and implementation of the New Urban Agenda means a successful future for cities, like Bangalore, India.  Photo by EMBARQ / Flickr
Q&A with Ani Dasgupta: What’s at Stake for Cities at Habitat III?
WRI is engaging in Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20 – to help create the sustainable, equitable, prosperous cities of the future. Ani Dasgupta, Global Director of WRI ...
Buses at the Porto Alegre Central Market. Photo by Benoit Colin/WRI
Making Climate Resilience a Core Part of City Development
As home to more than half the world’s population, cities are some of the places most vulnerable to the impacts of a warmer world. Yet in many ways, they’re still not equipped to deal with the challenges climate change presents. ...
A view of the Mumbai Skyline. Photo Credit: Visphot/Flickr
A New Coalition Will Prove Sustainable Cities Are Better for Growth, Better for Climate
Cities are all about efficiency. It’s why they exist: to allow easy access to jobs, goods, services and ideas. However, in many countries, new and expanding cities are sprawling, car-dependent and uncoordinated – a set-up that’s not only inefficient, but ...
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