Cities of Tomorrow: Urban Development in the 21st Century
Urbanisation is fast becoming a key defining trend of the 21st century and an important topic in global development. By 2050, 66% of the world population will live in cities and the effects of urban growth and poor urban planning can already be felt around the world: inadequate infrastructures, health and environmental issues, and a rise in poverty. The cities of tomorrow face critical challenges such as providing adequate housing for all, adapting to climate change, and reducing social disparities. On top of that, the COVID-19 crisis has strained areas that are already suffering from the repercussions of rapid urban expansion. Join this panel to discuss how governments and other actors can overcome these obstacles to enable sustainable urban development.