Urban flood management in India continues to focus only on improving grey infrastructure, rescue and relief, instead of building sustainable solutions to increase resilience.

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.