More than 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. What does that mean? That means we need to build the equivalent of one New York City every single month. For the next 40 years.And that means the way we build our cities will define the next century.But there’s a problem. The way we’ve been building our cities isn’t working anymore. Cities are responsible for 70 percent of carbon emissions. They’re home to social and structural inequities. They’re not universally accessible, physically or financially.At CityAge, we’re figuring out how to do it differently - how to do it right.On this show Alon Marcovici and Anna Stafford are sitting down with the people on the cutting edge of building this urban future.But you can’t build the future alone.So we invite you to join us, right here, every other week, as we embark on this age of cities together.
Each episode of the CityAge Podcast features a new discussion with leading city builders who are tackling tough challenges like climate change, accessibility and economic growth. Since almost three-quarters of the world’s population will live in cities by the year 2050, the topics they cover on the show are relevant to all of humanity, and will ultimately impact everyone in one way or another.
The discussions aren’t overly complex or confusing, so anyone can listen to this podcast and learn something new—no matter your career background or education level. CityAge works on several different digital events, roundtable discussions and market research, so the show is informed by plenty of facts, figures and interesting examples of innovation from around the world.
If you’re interested in urban planning, sustainable building practices, or anything else related to the growth of cities over the next few decades, then this show is for you!
Mackenzie Patterson is the Senior Producer & Content Strategist at Quill Inc, and a Toronto-based writer, and journalist. She's always exploring the latest movies, TV shows and wellness trends.