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Global Director, World Resource Institute Ross Centre for Sustainable CitiesAniruddha (Ani) Dasgupta is the Global Director of the World Resource Institute's (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI’s program that galvanizes action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. Prior to joining WRI, Ani served as the Director of Knowledge and Learning at the World Bank, where he provided leadership and direction for the Bank’s role in offering knowledge services for development. In 2010, he helped develop the World Bank’s first knowledge strategy. Ani has dedicated himself for over 15 years to international development with a focus on the urbanization, urban environment and infrastructure. He was extensively involved in the post-tsunami reconstruction of Aceh, Indonesia as an advisor to the government on housing and infrastructure reconstruction and as the head of the Bank’s housing and infrastructure team.