Over the next thirty years, two thirds of the world’s population are expected to live in urban locations. This mass migration to the cities creates a significant challenge for city planners as they work to create a sustainable infrastructure to support the vast population growth, whilst being sensitive to the preservation of cultural heritage and historic landmarks as well as existing structures already shaping the development of the dense conurbation. Ensuring that environmental awareness and protection, economic growth and social wellbeing also remain at the heart of a city’s urban strategy is also paramount to success.
Future Cities is the critical event for senior government officials, policy makers, master planners, not-for-profit organisations and urban designers who are looking to source solutions and long term strategies for ensuring social, economic, urban and environmental development.
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