the human city
Tuesday June 4, 2013 - 10:00 - 11:15 am
We are living through the most rapid and significant phase of urbanization in human history. By 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population - 5 billion people - will live in cities. To understand and act upon this mega trend, the New Cities Foundation hosts the New Cities Summit, the leading global platform for urban innovation and exchange. Each year, the Summit gathers 1,000 of the world’s brightest thinkers and decision-makers for action-oriented debate, information sharing and problem solving. São Paulo is the vibrant location of this year’s event. Our theme this year: The Human City, placing the individual and the community at the heart of discussions on our urban future. How will this urban planet alter the human experience? For ‘We the Urban People’, what specific issues can we grapple with today to ensure that tomorrow's metropolis is a positive place to live and work?