WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities
igniting citywide change.
FOR CLIMATE-READY COMMUNITIES
Our window to limit global warming to 1.5°C is closing. This Prize cycle invites submissions from initiatives and projects addressing the magnitude of challenges caused by a changing climate by increasing the scale, speed or scope of action to create inclusive, climate-ready cities. $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 recognizes trailblazing projects and initiatives for their contribution to inclusive and sustainable urban transformation. It seeks to inspire urban change-makers across the globe by amplifying lessons and telling impactful stories of transformative change.
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197 SUBMISSIONS 148 CITIES 62 COUNTRIES
AWARDS SELECTION BY JURY
SEPTEMBER 26, 2023
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.
- 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
Please consult Terms and Conditions before applying.
LAST CYCLE'S WINNERS
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
News, announcements and posts in WRI’s blog series, Urban Transformations, which spotlights initiatives and lessons learned from the Prize for Cities.