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Amend is awarded the First-Ever WRI Ross Prize for Cities

11 April 2019

Congratulations to Amend - their School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) Programme has won the inaugural World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Prize for Cities, a $250,000 award focusing on urban transformation.

SARSAI was chosen from among 200 applicants by a world-class jury of experts. On the heels of the program’s December receipt of a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, this was thrilling news and confirmation that the world is recognizing SARSAI’s impact on saving lives.

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries. Its mission is to “turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being.” The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities focuses that mission on urban resilience and fostering safe, equitable, healthy cities. The WRI Ross Prize for Cities was created “to elevate examples of urban transformation around the world and inspire others to learn from these changes.” It is sponsored by business leader and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross, chairman and founder of Related Companies and a WRI Board Director.

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