GLOBAL CALL FOR SOLUTIONS: TECH, CITIES, COMMUNITY.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUILDING
How can tech help addressing major challenges while reinforcing the sense of community?
Why is 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.