Global Urban Network Seminar 2: Building Sustainable Cities at the Neighbourhood Scale

When and Where

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 am to 10:00 am


Professor Maarten Hajer, Urban Futures Studio, Utrecht University
Professor Mee Kam Ng, Institute for Future Cities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Luis Bettencourt, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
Moderated by: Professor Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley


How can studying the actions and impacts of neighbourhoods reveal insights about achieving urban sustainability on a global scale? Participants will discover efforts underway by scholars around the world to quantify and accelerate the progress of urban development and sustainability focusing on the scale of the neighbourhood. Speakers will discuss:

  • New planning concepts emerging from Europe promoting neighbourhood-focused urbanism to reduce the trend of low density urban sprawl

  • Key elements in China's response to the imperatives of sustainable development and in light of the global pandemic

  • Data driven processes and tools to accelerate sustainable urban development where urban regions are growing the fastest, in informal settlements


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Register for Session 2 Here




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