Cities and Urbanization

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Our Mission

Enhancing the livability, efficiency, and productivity of cities.

Did you know? People of colour are exposed to more extreme heat than white people in nearly every major US city.

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BiodiverCities by 2030: Transforming cities’ relationship with nature

This report provides a vision for cities of the future and the needed systemic shifts to develop BiodiverCities that place nature at the heart of decision-making and infrastructure investments.

How Mobility Shapes Inclusion and Sustainable Growth in Global Cities

This White Paper, a joint effort between the World Economic Forum, BCG and the University of St Gallen, proposes innovative and expanded solutions for public- and private-sector mobility organizations, policy-makers and experts to make mobility the key to inclusion and sustainable growth.

The Belt and Road Cities’ Connectivity Index

This report will seek answers to the key questions concerning connectivity among cities, such as: How to assess the flow of key factors and the level of connectivity between BRI cities? What can be done to improve intercity connectivity?

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Transformation Map
Cities and Urbanization
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SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Transformation Map

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Net Zero Carbon Cities

This program is focused on helping national and city leaders meet their emissions-reduction targets by creating an efficient, electric, and circular urban energy landscape.

BiodiverCities by 2030

The World Economic Forum is collaborating with the Government of Colombia on a global initiative to create an urban development model in harmony with nature.


Crowdsource Innovation


Based in Manaus, we provide a food traceability, distribution, and marketing platform connecting rural producers with consumers.


Our process delivers high-performance, chemical-free, decarbonized wastewater treatment by harnessing algae and phototrophic bacteria.


Our product, “Vitron,” is an artificial intelligence-based image recognition software that automates waste analysis to drive recycling revenues.


We create and manage smart stormwater systems, and our flagship concept captures and stores rainwater for rooftop gardens, terraces, and solarPV.

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