Cities and Urbanization

5 cities show what urban transformation really looks like

More people live in cities than ever before, presenting huge challenges to urban planning. Image: REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Madeleine Galvin

Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Anne Maassen

Urban Innovation & Finance Associate, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

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SARSAI improves road safety for one of the most at-risk populations in the world: school children in African megacities. Image: Sala Lewis/Amend
Cable car stations have helped attract new investment – both public and private – in long-neglected neighborhoods. Image: Metro de Medellín
SARSAI makes infrastructure improvements at strategic locations around schools, but they also work directly with students to teach safe behavior. Image: Edward Echwalu/Amend

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Between 6,000 and 9,000 informal vendors ply their wares at the markets in Warwick Junction Image: Jonathan Torgovnik/Amend
Most of SWaCH’s more than 3,000 members are women and Dalits (formerly known as “untouchables”), who have gone from outcasts to valuable service providers. Image: Brodie Lewis/SWaCH Pune Seva Sahakari Sanstha
An extensive electric tram network is part of a broader effort to reduce car congestion and pollution in Eskisehir’s city center. Image: Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality
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