With more than half of the world’s population now living in urban areas, this is the urban century

Growth and well-being in the booming citys is a key challenge in all parts of the world. Local micro communities compete with an increasing globalisation leaving city mayors and city makers in a position to satisfy a variety of needs.

  • Where the top 600 cities count for more than 80% of global GDP
  • Which gives us challenges for all cities or parts of cities
  • Not only to create livable cities, but also loveable ones.

Welcome to the era of the cities.

By 2050, about 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to reside in urban areas. Virtually all global population growth is occurring in cities while urban areas in the developing world are absorbing the majority of this growth. This presents enormous challenges but also tremendous opportunities. Cities consume the majority of our planet’s resources but are also centres of innovation, exploring new ways to more effectively use those resources. These advances, many led by businesses in the private sector, are resulting in major economic, environmental and social benefits.