State of the World: Can a City Be Sustainable? Launch [Event and Live Webcast]
Join the Worldwatch Institute for the launch of
State of the World: Can a City Be Sustainable?
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
1:00-5:00 PM EST
Reception to follow
1400 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Near Dupont Circle Metro
Or join us live online.
Join us to discover the most pressing challenges facing cities and the most promising solutions currently being developed.
Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.9 billion people—are urban dwellers and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities?
In the latest edition of State of the World, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting them into practice. We first put our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history, and examine the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels, people and economics, and biodiversity.
We examine cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, we will discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow.
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|1:15||Sustainable Urbania: A Guided Tour||Gary Gardner|
|1:35||Cities and Climate Change: The Scope of the Challenge||Tom Prugh|
|2:05||Urban Solutions: Transport, Buildings, Energy||Michael Renner|
|2:25||Urban Water Resource Recovery||Bill Brower|
|3:30||Energizing a Sustainable City||Anmol Vanamali|
|4:10||Cities as Leaders||Ed Groark|
|4:20||USDN & STAR: How Cities are Leading the Way||Garrett Fitzgerald|