WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is the World Resources Institute’s program dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for everyone. Global research and on-the-ground experience in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States combine to spur action that improves life for millions of people.

It focuses on integrated solutions to new and long-standing urban challenges, primarily in the global south. Cities in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific represent the greatest opportunity for a radical shift in how urban areas are planned, built and governed.

Through innovative research, deep engagement, and global partnerships, its network of local and international experts puts cities on a trajectory of more sustainable and equitable development. It catalyses and accelerates transformative initiatives that turn cities into resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.

The WRI Ross Center expands the transport and urban development expertise of the EMBARQ network to catalyse innovative solutions in other sectors, including water, buildings, land use and energy.

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10 G Street NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
United States

Phone: 1 (202) 729-7600


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