The third cycle of the initiative, “Thriving Together in Turbulent Times”, offers a cash prize of $250,000 and four runner-up prizes of $25,000
As the world is faced with large-scale issues such as the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and endless social inequalities, it is crucial that our cities transform to provide a brighter and more secure future.
The WRI Ross Centre Prize for Cities was created to help identify and elevate the highest caliber innovations in the field of inclusive and sustainable urban transformation. Potential winners are selected by a pool of globally based experts, assessed on their transformational potential, and finally voted on by an independent jury of leaders in urban affairs.
This year focuses on three essential questions for cities in 2022:
- Are disruption and uncertainty the new normal in cities?
- Can resilient cities by inclusive and sustainable?
- How can cities best learn and apply lessons?
All types of organizations and individuals from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors are invited to submit their ideas for the future of urban living. Applications close on February 15th, the application portal can be visited here.
2020-2021’s winner was the ‘Sustainable food production for a resilient Rosario’ project, which laid the foundations for a holistic approach to urban agriculture. Read more about last year’s program here.