Cities and Urbanization

These 5 cities are showing the world how to thrive in uncertain times

COVID-19 has made many cities rethink how they organize themselves. Image: Unsplash/Anthony DELANOIX

Salome Gongadze

Evaluation, Learning, and Engagement Specialist, WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities

Anne Maassen

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

Liuda Serohina

Prize for Cities Intern, WRI Ross Center

Share:

Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Cities and Urbanization is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Cities and Urbanization

93% of Barranquilla’s households can access green public space in less than an 8-minute walk. Image: City of Barranquilla

The project was community-driven through all its project stages including planning, housing design, procurement, construction management and overarching project development. Image: Homeless People’s Federation Philippines, Inc in Iloilo City

The initiative created income opportunities for 700,000 urban poor, informal and migrant laborers across all of Odisha’s 114 cities. Image: The Housing & Urban Development Department of Government of Odisha.
Low-carbon public works projects included storm water drainage improvements, rainwater harvesting and the creation of community centers. Image: The Housing & Urban Development Department of Government of Odisha
Discover

How is the World Economic Forum improving the future of cities?

The 15-minute city concept brings all necessary amenities within a short distance from people’s homes and prioritizes walking and biking. Image: City of Paris

Zu Peshawar (Let’s Go Peshawar) in Pakistan is providing a safe mobility solution for vulnerable groups including women and transgendered, connecting them to life-changing opportunities. Image: TransPeshawar

Have you read?

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Cities and UrbanizationSDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesBiodiverCities

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

How ETH Zürich's Cutting-Edge Designs Could Make Way For Sustainable Construction
About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum