Director of Research
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Anjali Mahendra is the director of research at the World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and she leads WRI’s research agenda on urban issues. Her expertise is in urban transportation and land use policies, their public health impacts, their regional economic development, and equity impacts, and methodologies to estimate their impact on emissions. She is currently leading the development of a flagship WRI publication titled "Towards a More Equal City." As part of this work, she has co-authored recent studies on urban expansion, land development policies, and accessibility in growing cities of the global south.