Cities around the world experienced 5 percent increase in expenditures and 10 percent decrease in revenues during 2020, on average. Read the latest World Bank blog on the case of Pereira, Colombia…

Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta |

When nature-based solutions (NBS) are integrated into traditional infrastructure projects, they can help service providers deliver more cost-effective and resilient services. New financing…

Carmen Rosa Yee-Batista, Suzanne Ozment, Emi Yamamura Kinjo, Laura Bulbena Janer |

Research shows that although investment in roads contributes to growth in income, the benefits are uneven across locations.

Simon Alder, Kevin Croke, Alice Duhaut, Robert Marty, Ariana Vaisey |

Seven steps towards climate neutrality by 2030, by the World Bank.

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu |

A new World Bank study finds that collaboration across borders could slash the cost of tackling air pollution, while delivering better results

Martin Raiser |

in India, it is crucial to ensure that urban mobility systems and public spaces are designed to be safe, inclusive and gender-responsive. This is an essential element for achieving a new, self-…

Mitali Nikore, Sarah Natasha |

The average annual air temperature in a city with a million and a half or more people can be between 1 °C and 3 °C higher during the day compared to its surrounding area, while at night that…

Bernadette Gordyn, Beatriz Eraso Puig |

Chinese cities host most than 900 million people. How can Chinese cities play a central role in the fight against climate change?

Xiao Wu, Uri Raich, Yuan Xiao |

With around 55% of the country’s population, Serbian cities are well-positioned to deliver benefits from productivity growth to the nation. Improving urban development can unlock their potential…

Dinara Muldabayeva, Tamara Nikolic |

2022 draws to a close: another turbulent year, as a dire climate emergency, protracted war and a lingering pandemic collide with fuel and food crises, impending recession, heightened poverty and…

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Melina Fleury |