WWF's Urban Solutions are case studies that highlight cities that have joined the journey toward a climate-friendly future. Urban Solutions cities are all over the map – in the best possible way! These case studies document the innovative plans, policies, and actions cities have taken – ideas we can all learn from.
New case studies are posted each spring. Explore the map for inspiration and scroll through the list to read about the most recent year’s One Planet City Challenge participants.
Tokyo – Getting around in the world’s largest metropolis
Cape Town – Avoiding “Day Zero”
Santa Monica – Solar panels on all home roofs - Lessons learned from the pilot for the state of California
Vancouver – How Vancouver has pioneered the Zero Emission Building Plan
Lund – How to make 3 of 4 trips sustainable in a commuter region
Guatemala city – A jungle in the city, instead of just urban greenery
Pune – redesigning the city and changing minds
Uppsala – climate-positive attitude
Urban Solutions has amassed an amazing archive of real-life examples of how cities are working to reduce emissions, minimize their environmental footprints, and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services. With the archive and the handbook, the aim is to educate and inspire. Ultimately the goal is simple – cities where people and nature thrive.
For more inspiration see the full version of the Urban Green on YouTube. We hope you’ll watch, enjoy and share!
Jennifer Lenhart, Phd
Global Lead, WWF Cities
Global Communications Manager, WWF Cities