With the United Nations projecting nearly 70 percent urbanization by 2050, we need to ensure that cities are places where people can not only live—but thrive. Transportation, public and cultural institutions, open space, commercial enterprises, and other integral infrastructure need to be considered holistically and adapted broadly and equitably for positive, sustainable outcomes. Accordingly, tall buildings, the natural world, and the diverse people and communities that inhabit them need to be woven into the urban fabric like never before.
Humanizing High Density—People, Nature & the Urban Realm will advance the fundamental premise that high-density urbanization can support healthy living, working, and civic and social engagement. It will examine issues of livability in the ongoing discourse about future cities and explore solutions for:
- Livable shapes of density,
- Equity in housing,
- Creating better social spaces,
- Finding balance with nature,
- Reducing carbon emissions,
- Mitigating the effects of climate change, and
- Striking a balance in development that is appropriate for local environmental and cultural conditions.
Be part of the solution—register today and experience firsthand two of the world’s premier living laboratories of urban innovation and join the vital conversation on “Humanizing High Density.”
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