WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities works to make urban sustainability a reality. Global research and on-the-ground experience in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States combine to spur action that improves life for millions of people.
WRI Sustainable Cities was established in 2014 following a $30.5 million contribution from Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies and a WRI Board member. WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities builds on WRI’s global and local experience in urban planning and mobility, and uses proven solutions and action-oriented tools to increase building and energy efficiency, manage water risk, encourage effective governance and make the fast-growing urban environment more resilient to new challenges.
Aiming to influence 200 cities with unique research and tools, WRI Ross Center focuses on a deep cross-sector approach in four megacities on two continents, and targeted assistance to 30 more urban areas, bringing economic, environmental and social benefits to people in cities around the globe.