igniting citywide change.
2020-2021 PRIZE THEME
INCLUSIVE CITIES FOR
A CHANGING CLIMATE
The Prize for Cities invites submissions from initiatives and projects that show how to live and thrive in a changing climate by tackling both the climate crisis and urban inequality. $250,000 will be awarded to one grand prize winner and $25,000 each to four runners-up.
The WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities is the premier global award celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change. The Prize for Cities seeks to inspire urban change-makers across the globe by elevating trailblazing initiatives and telling impactful stories of sustainable urban transformation.
Learn more about WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
a new sense of possibility
how big changes can start small
a movement of urban changemakers
better cities for all
WINNER SELECTION BY JURY
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT & CELEBRATION
Businesses, NGOs, community groups, local governments and collaborations of all types of organizations and individuals from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors can apply for a chance to:
- Be celebrated on a global stage
- Win a cash prize of $250,000; $25,000 each for four runners-up
- Gain exposure to international media and a world-class jury
- Join a global network of urban experts and change-makers
262 SUBMISSIONS 160 CITIES 54 COUNTRIES 6 LANGUAGES
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
News, announcements and posts in WRI’s blog series, Urban Transformations, which spotlights initiatives and lessons learned from the Prize for Cities.