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.
For more on the Prize, including video profiles of each of the five finalists, go to prizeforcities.org.