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These 5 projects are addressing the climate crisis and inequality in their cities

Rosario’s flagship urban and peri-urban agriculture program has evolved to become a cornerstone of the city’s response to increased flooding and heat events.

Initiatives and projects can help support cities' poorest citizens whilst addressing climate issues. Image: Prizeforcities.org

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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The DistritoTec project in Monterrey, Mexico is drawing people back to a denser, safer and livable inner city.
The DistritoTec project is drawing people back to a safer and livable inner city. Image: Tecnológico de Monterrey
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A community-based organization holds an urban design workshop with schoolchildren in Kibera, Nairobi.
A workshop educating children is taking place in Kibera, Nairobi. Image: Kounkuey Design Initiative
A family boards an electric bus in London's new Ultra Low Emission Zone.
The new policy has led to 44,000 fewer polluting vehicles in the city every day. Image: Greater London Authority
City residents shop for locally-grown fruits and vegetables at a market in Rosario.
Rosario's urban agriculture program gives low-income residents ownership of unused public land to cultivate for food. Image: Municipalidad de Rosario
Children play at a pocket park in Monterrey, part of the inner city's redesign.
The initiative is helping to draw residents back into a safe and desirable Monterrey. Image: Tecnológico de Monterrey
A community-based organization holds an urban design workshop with schoolchildren in Kibera, Nairobi.
A group of women are learning about home energy audits. Image: Kounkuey Design Initiative
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