In 2011, the majority of the planet’s population lives in cities rather than the countryside. This mass movement of population across the world means that cities, particularly in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, are growing in size by the hour. Infographiclist.com created an infographic that shows the number of new inhabitants of the world’s largest cities per hour.
The Sustainable Business sector of the major British newspaper, The Guardian, along with the swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska, will host a live online discussion on the future of the urban built environment on Thursday
Creating Places for People is a collaborative commitment to best practice urban design in Australia. The protocol, which was a result of two years of collaboration between stakeholders and communities in Australia, provides some broad principles for urban design that take into account the unique characteristics of a location,
According to UN there are currently 23 megasities with population over 10 milion. By 2025 there will be 32. The Observer newspaper examines the huge challenges and opportunities that will result from the rapid increase in the number of megacities.
For the first time in its history, the TED Prize is being awarded not to an individual, but to an idea. The 2012 TED Prize is awarded to the City 2.0. The organizing team is bringing together a group of visionaries — urban planners, architects, technologists, authors, policy makers, and economists — to act as advocates for The City 2.0 and craft a wish capable of inspiring collaborative action by many.
On November 16th and 17th, The Atlantic hosted the fourth-annual Green Intelligence Forum: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future. The forum brought together the world’s leading authorities on energy and the environment for two days of dynamic conversation on the issues at the forefront of sustainable thought.
AlJazeera English published a video about Abu Dhabi’s Masdar city entitled “Abu Dhabi’s Masdar plan: behind the scenes at the green city”. Masdar City is an emerging global clean-technology cluster what aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments powered by renewable energy.