Explorative knowledge table on the future of cities

What are the challenges, consequences and opportunities of future cities?

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Worldwide, cities are experiencing an immense and rapid growth. This growth is accompanied by many different trends and developments, which may bring along various problems and obstacles. What are the challenges of these future cities? And what are the consequences and opportunities for the development sector as well as for you specifically? On Tuesday, January 22nd, the Spindle organises a session on this topic.

An example
In 2030, in Africa, there will be 41 cities with more than 10 million inhabitants, 63 cities with a number of inhabitants between the 5 and 10 million, and 558 cities with a number of inhabitants between the 1 and 5 million. In general, Africa’s population of about 1.1 billion people is expected to double by the year 2050. 80% of that growth will occur in cities. This growth puts extreme pressure on the cities’ limited resources and capacities. They will face huge challenges with food and water availability & sustainability, congestion, infrastructure, pollution & waste, housing, crime & safety, employment, poverty, natural disaster resilience and many more. In short, African cities will need to do much more, with much less. Read more about this example of African cities

The Spindle would like to invite those who are interested in the developments of urbanization worldwide and who would like to join us during one or more session(s) on this topic. What are the challenges of these future cities? And what are the consequences and opportunities for the development sector as well as for you specifically? Would you like to think along, share your knowledge and hear the view of other organizations and experts on this topic?

Time: 15.00 – 17.00 (and drinks after)
Location: 
Ellermanstraat 18B, 1114 AK Amsterdam

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