- More than 80 percent of Americans now live in or around cities -- and the urbanization of our population has major implications for climate change. The sheer volume of all this growth in highly concentrated areas, combined with the corresponding growth in carbon emissions, requires that our cities be able to adapt and evolve more quickly than ever before. The good news is: They can. The planners, policy experts, engineers, lawyers, and others who make up our group collaborate with officials, community groups, and individuals to generate new ideas and break through the barriers that can often delay action. Read more »
Urban Solutions Explained
Climate change and economic inequality are the two most urgent challenges of our time. Urban Solutions is designed to address both challenges simultaneously by piloting new strategies for the ways we build our cities and by scaling up best practices to dramatically accelerate the pace of change. Urban Solutions strategies and tools help cities answer 21st century challenges, lowering energy bills, reducing flooding, improving access to healthier food, and making it cheaper for everyone to get around. By providing 25 percent of our project budgets to local partners, we provide a bridge between community-level solutions and full-scale implementation to create strong, just and resilient communities.