Inclusive Cities for a Changing Climate: Prize for Cities 2020-2021 Grand Prize Winner [PODCAST]
Mayor Pablo Javkin of Rosario, Argentina, with Marta Queñas at one of the sites dedicated to the city’s urban agriculture program, grand prize winner of the 2020-2021 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. Photo by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

The WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities is the premier global award celebrating and spotlighting transformative urban change, and its $250,000 grand prize winner for 2020-21 has been announced: Sustainable Food Production for a Resilient Rosario, an urban agriculture project from the municipality of Rosario, Argentina.

The four other finalists were from Ahmedabad in India, London in the United Kingdom, Kibera in Kenya, and Monterrey in Mexico. All of the projects found innovative and inspiring ways to address climate change and urban inequality together, the theme of this Prize cycle. Each runner-up also receives $25,000.

In this episode of WRI’s “Big Ideas Into Action” podcast, we hear about what made Rosario’s project stand out from WRI Ross Center Global Director Ani Dasgupta and Prize for Cities Global Lead Anne Maassen. We also hear from Pablo Javkin, Mayor of Rosario, on the deep impact this project has had on the city.

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