World Resources Report Synthesis Launch: Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities
Webinar by World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities | Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
To make faster progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, our planet needs thriving, low-carbon cities. But new WRI research finds that the key to more sustainable cities is making them more equal.
You are invited to join WRI experts along with global, city, and community leaders to explore how to make cities work for more people – and generate economic and environmental benefits worldwide.
Seven Transformations for More Equitable and Sustainable Cities is the culmination of a six-year research effort revealing a new vision for urban development based on what has worked in many cities around the world. We find that income and GDP can no longer be the sole measures of poverty and a city’s success. And we show that improved access to core services like water, sanitation, energy, transport and housing for the urban under-served can lead to citywide prosperity and sustainability.
This session involved:
- Fireside chat with Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO of WRI, on making progress on the SDGs and COVID-19 recovery
- Presentation of 7 crucial transformations to reduce inequality and improve citywide outcomes
- Panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of implementing a new urban vision with Bijal Brahmbatt (Mahila SEWA Housing Trust, India), Parks Tau, (Gauteng Provincial Government, South Africa) and Frannie Léautier (SouthBridge Investments)
The provision of more reliable, affordable and accessible core urban services can lessen the burden on everyday lives and our natural resources in ways that echo for generations. Decisions made in cities today have the power to create transformative change for people and the planet.