The metropolises debate in a congress the challenges of the cities of the future

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The metropolises debate in a congress the challenges of the cities of the future

01/06/2018
Barcelona
20 Minutos

Currently, 50% of the population of the planet (a total of 3.300 million people) live in cities, and this percentage will grow up to 70% in the next three decades.

 

This growth poses challenges of governance, social equity, cohesion, development, and planning that have to be faced by local governments but with a global vision.

 

In other words: despite their particular differences, the big cities have many common challenges, such as the fight against social inequalities and the consequences of climate change, and the strategies to address them were the axes of the international post-Habitat congress III-Future challenges of metropolises.

 

In this meeting, organized by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) attended by more than 200 experts and representatives of 30 major metropolises of the world, such as the former president of Colombia Ernesto Samper, Paola Arjona (from Mexico City), Juliette Michaelson (New York) ), Oswar Muadzin (Jakarta) and Oyvind Satvedt (Oslo), among others.

 

Full article (in Spanish): 20 Minutos