CALL FOR SOLUTIONS: TECH, CITIES, COMMUNITY.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUILDING
How can tech help addressing major challenges while reinforcing the sense of community?
Why is it important?
Metropolitan hubs attract people for many reasons: jobs, family, scenery, or reputation to name a few. But, as the urban population amasses so do the challenges associated with overpopulation. It is estimated that a little over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and this percentage will climb to 68% in the next thirty years. Cities come with a variety of opportunities, but also a litany of issues acutely felt within city limits: environmental collapse, income inequality and personal isolation. As urbanization continues to take hold, urban planning strategies must adapt to change soon.
What are we looking for?
Other challenges for this edition:
How can we accelerate the transition towards a climate neutral economy?