Add to Calendar   06/14/2018 12:00 PM 06/14/2018 01:30 PM America/New_York Separate and Unequal: Can We Achieve Social Equity Through City Planning?

 

According to a United Nations report, more than half of the world's population reside in cities - and, if current trends continue, that number will likely increase to 66 percent by 2050. For many urban areas, this growth will strain existing infrastructure, housing, transportation, and energy resources, potentially resulting in a wider inequality gap between the rich and poor.

 

While most of the world's megacities are, and will likely continue to be, outside the United States, this rapid urbanization still affects us. Despite growth, many cities are facing increasing economic inequality, aging infrastructure and housing stock, and environmental degradation including poor air quality, water shortages, and exposure to toxins, affecting the quality of life for all residents. As cities continue to grow and adapt, how can urban planners, policymakers, and practitioners alike work to achieve social and environmental equity through sound city planning?

 

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City Club Cleveland 06/14/2018 12:00 PM

Separate and Unequal: Can We Achieve Social Equity Through City Planning?

 

According to a United Nations report, more than half of the world's population reside in cities - and, if current trends continue, that number will likely increase to 66 percent by 2050. For many urban areas, this growth will strain existing infrastructure, housing, transportation, and energy resources, potentially resulting in a wider inequality gap between the rich and poor.

 

While most of the world's megacities are, and will likely continue to be, outside the United States, this rapid urbanization still affects us. Despite growth, many cities are facing increasing economic inequality, aging infrastructure and housing stock, and environmental degradation including poor air quality, water shortages, and exposure to toxins, affecting the quality of life for all residents. As cities continue to grow and adapt, how can urban planners, policymakers, and practitioners alike work to achieve social and environmental equity through sound city planning?

 

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WHEN
June 14, 2018 at 12pm - 1:30pm
WHERE
City Club
850 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
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