3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them

For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether…

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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matter in Cities

They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in…

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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matters in Cities

They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in…

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A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

The large cities in the Latin American region all have one thing in common: the opportunities for employment and income are concentrated in a few districts while, more and more,…

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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park…

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Cities, Battered by COVID-19, Remain Key to Recovery. How Do We Ensure Investments Are Well Spent?

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, investment packages are taking shape to provide relief and recovery. Cities from New York to Nairobi are not only on the frontlines…

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From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mumbai

Inequality is shaping how people are experiencing COVID-19 in cities to a startling degree. The vulnerability of the urban poor is striking everywhere, but the divide is more visible in…

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Tackling Inequality in Cities Is Essential for Fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruptive new normal for everyone through shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines. But for the billions of urban poor, these guidelines aren’t just burdensome;…

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Combating the Coronavirus Without Clean Water

As the coronavirus crisis spreads throughout the world, it is increasingly clear that people with the least access to essential services like water will feel the most dramatic effects. Major…

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At World Urban Forum, Renewed Urgency to Safeguard Vulnerable Communities

“Acknowledgement, voice and the right to negotiate” – that’s what’s needed to bring the world’s urban poor back into the system and begin creating cities that work for everyone, said…

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