Cities are drivers of the global economy and face some of the world’s greatest challenges across health, climate, social well-being and prosperity.
By 2100, the world’s population is expected to reach 10 billion, and 70% of people could live in urban settings. There will be increased demands on food and health systems, water, energy and infrastructure. 80% of the urban infrastructure needed by 2050 has yet to be built. Many communities and First Nations are managing the natural resources needed for economic prosperity, such as energy, food and manufacturing materials, while facing socio-economic challenges unique to their region.
These challenges present an opportunity to directly shape the future in our own communities and around the world — including how we live and work, how we move and connect, and how we work together to create thriving cities and communities.
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A highlight this year is a set of water stations designed and built by University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The program is called Fuki no Mizu フキの水, which translates from Japanese as "water from the fuki plant."