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Urban Solutions for a Living Planet

Cities sharing leadership for sustainability


Urban Solutions for a Living Planet

WWF Urban Solutions is a platform and handbook showcasing best practice in sustainable urban development, and promoting the role of cities in this process in particular partnership between the global North and South. Click on the icons in the map to visit the Urban Solutions learning cases.

For more inspiration see the full version of the Urban Green on YouTube. We hope you’ll watch, enjoy and share!


Highlights from the Urban Solutions learning cases


Urban Solutions Learning Cases

The aim of the Urban solutions project is to support learning about, and action toward sustainable cities. Our vision is a future where we all live well within the capacity of one living planet. In this project, WWF has studied and catalogued real examples of how cities are approaching the need to minimize their ecological footprints and protect ecosystem services and biodiversity. We can think of no better motivator than the inspiring examples provided by these learning cases, which highlight how cities are working, in real life and in real time, to reduce their footprints and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

Jennifer Lenhart Project leader One Planet City Challenge

Global lead and expert, One Planet Cities

  Global Communications Manager Program manager and expert One Planet Cities


Program manager and expert One Planet Cities


Program manager One Planet Cities 

Senior advisor One Planet Cities and Ecological footprint

Senior advisor One Planet Cities and Ecological footprint


Tabaré Curras
Global Advisor on Urban Energy Transitions

  Program manager One Planet Cities


Program manager One Planet Cities 


Anthony Pearce
Program manager One Planet Cities

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La Hora del Planeta en Marina Bay, Singapur

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