Future of Cities Forum 2013

The World Future Council’s two-day Future of Cities Forum on regenerative urban development has just concluded. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed their time, energy, knowledge and experience to make this a spectacular meeting of the minds! Countless pertinent issues were discussed among the expert participants. Here is a tiny snapshot:

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September 8, 2013   Comments Off on Future of Cities Forum 2013

Engaging platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue


Simply providing information is not enough in designing the roadmap and reaching the goal of a regenerative city. We need to inspire change by enhancing policy dialogue and capacity building for agents of urban change.

To facilitate this, the World Future Council’s annual Future of Cities Forum brings together 150 international agents of urban change to discuss the visions, strategies and pathways for the future of our cities. It gives participants the opportunity to showcase best practices and gain inspiration, encouragement, capacity building and a sense of empowerment which enable them to undertake the necessary actions in their constituencies

The next Future of Cities Forum takes place in Hamburg, Germany on September 4th – 7th. For more information please visit www.futureofcitiesforum.com. Follow @Good_Policies #FutureofCities on Twitter.

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September 4, 2013   Comments Off on Engaging platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue

Inspiring change for regenerative cities

The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in human history. For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population is living in towns and cities and the number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. In many urban areas especially in Africa and Asia, increasing rural-urban migration challenges city leaders to ensure the delivery of essential services and tackle growing urban poverty. While we all know that we urgently need a new urban agenda that paves the way for a world in which nine billion people can live within the planet’s resources, the big question is how to facilitate this transformation … continue reading

First published by Future Cape Town

August 1, 2013   Comments Off on Inspiring change for regenerative cities