Future of Cities: Rethinking Urban Sustainability

Thursday, February 11
10 AM New York / 4 PM Paris

Today, almost 56% of the world’s population live in urban habitats. As the rate of urbanization continues to grow, urban communities and areas beyond will be deeply affected by conditions such as climate change and weather-related disasters, poor air quality, water scarcity, disappearing biodiversity, and excessive waste

This Columbia Global Centers webinar, part of the Global Columbia Collaboratory, will discuss:

  • What are cities' capacity to implement a green recovery?

  • What is the potential of emerging forms of multilateral, multilevel, and multi-stakeholder partnerships?

Our panel of experts will engage with the latest models and theories for promoting sustainable cities, offering perspectives from design and planning, engineering, technology, and governance.


Global Columbia Collaboratory

This global webinar is part of the Global Columbia Collaboratory, a program for undergraduate students launched  in Summer 2020. The program is designed to give students the skills, understanding, and networks to grow into the leaders our world needs–to thoughtfully address our increasingly complex challenges. In addition to global online seminars that allow them to learn from faculty and experts drawn from around the world, students engage in facilitated reflections to consider how  global challenges have affected communities, and they have the opportunity to generate ideas and design and implement collaborative projects centered on concrete solutions.
February 11, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5pm

Virtual Event

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