Cities are the sustainable hub of the future, where over 80 percent of our population will eventually live. If we can't make cities sustainable, we can't make the world sustainable.
When asked to describe in one word what they believed the biggest challenge was to creating these cities, two panelists answered money, one answered hope, another said participation, and the last responded with income inequality.
Is urban agriculture the answer to feeding the world's growing cities? One panelists said we will need combination of food growing in urban and rural areas to meet food demands.
Melodee Colbert-Kean, the president of the National League of Cities and city council member and former mayor of Joplin, Missouri, discussed the process of rebuilding her city in the wake of the city's 2011 tornadoes.
The George Washington University School of Business
While waiting in line outside your favorite venue, you may not be thinking about what it’s taken to make that show happen. If you look at the top 100 tours of 2015, fans traveled about 240 million miles, emitting 58,000 metric tons of CO2.
What do the experts think about the cities of the future — and how will we manage to grow these urban centers sustainably? We tracked them down at the 2016 Planet Forward Summit on Sustainable Cities and asked them for you.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
Effective storytelling rests at the nexus of innovations seeking to address the urgent social and environmental sustainability challenges facing cities across the globe. This was the overarching theme of the 2016 Planet Forward Summit.
From mayors to farmers to scientists to policymakers. Here are a few of our favorite snapshots from the 2016 Planet Forward Summit!
On Monday, April 4, dozens of thought leaders in the urban agriculture space came together to discuss the unique challenges that come with growing food for large cities.