WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities 2020-2021 Opens; Now Accepting Applications for Transformative Urban Climate Projects

Using the momentum of the 10th World Urban Forum, the World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities has launched its second cycle of the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities.

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All cities engaged in projects promoting transformative change to tackle the climate crisis and urban inequality are invited to apply. The winner will be awarded $250,000. The four runner-ups are given $25,000 each. According to Anne Maassen, the Global Lead for the WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities, the jury is “looking for projects that apply big ideas to critical urban problems, demonstrate life-changing impacts on people’s lives and that of the communities they live in, and have ripple effects on institutions, the wider city and other cities”.

Last year’s prize was awarded to Amend for its School Areas Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) program that focusses on analyzing school routes and creating corridors of improved safety between children’s homes and their schools in African cities.

This year the competition focusses on “Inclusive Cities for a Changing Climate” and projects that directly impact the lives of people threatened by climate change climate. Applications will be received until the 7th of May 2020.

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