Transformative Urban Coalitions City Profiles

Four people look at a paper one of them is holding while standing outside in a street of cobble stones
Participatory Mapping Workshop in Edgard Gayoso,Teresina, Brazil, on 20 March 2022. © Paulo Sergio / WRI-BRASIL

To fight the climate crisis, cities have to become more sustainable now. Transformations towards sustainability must be based on the specific urban characteristics of each city. Analyses of the current factors that may or may not enable urban sustainability transformations is a first step for developing locally suited strategies. 

TUC City Profiles is a series of short reports developed as part of the Transformative Urban Coalitions (TUC) project to share insights into the existing challenges and opportunities in order to address cross-cutting urban sustainability transformation and development issues through inclusive climate action in five Latin American TUC cities. 

The short reports summarize the main findings from a political, economic and ecology analysis of the cities of Naucalpan and León in Mexico, Recife and Teresina in Brazil, and Buenos Aires in Argentina. The profiles describe these cities’ main geographic, socioeconomic and environmental characteristics, as well as climate governance set-ups. They conclude with suggested entry points for transformative change towards sustainability.