India witnessed a vast exodus of informal sector workers in the last few months. This has opened a can of worms questioning the role of these workers in India’s growth story.

Welcome to WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities | Helping cities make big ideas happen

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WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks to shape a future where cities work better for everyone.

We collaborate with city administrations, urban stakeholders and partners to address pressing urban challenges and help Indian cities to become resilient, low carbon and livable while balancing their socio-economic goals. We are committed to paving the way towards more equal cities of the 21st century.

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The first installment of a 2-part series, this Smart Cities Mission report, compiled by WRI India, spotlights innovations at the city-level with a focus on technology enabled, people-centric responses.