Adapting to an Urban Future

Tuesday 6 December 2011 - 19:00
Royal Geographical Society

Humans are rapidly becoming an urban species. World population has now passed 7 billion and over half of the world's population (3.5 billion) now live in cities, with one billion living in slums, favelas and barrios. How will urban centres across the world keep pace with this predicted continuing growth? Come and join our expert international panel and put your questions to them.


Robert Neuwirth- Journalist and author ofacclaimed ShadowCities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World - a book describing his experiences of livingin squatter communities in Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Mumbai for two years.

Peter Bishop- Former Director of Design for London and Group Director of design, development and environment at the LondonDevelopment Agency

Samira Ahmed (chair)- freelance journalist and presenter on BBC Radio 4 News and Current Affairs programmes PM and The World Tonight.

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Time: 19:00- 20:30

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