Sustainable Cities Summit (NYC)

Sustainable Cities Summit Inside Park @ St. Bart's Park Avenue and 50th Street New York NY 10022 (map it) Tuesday, June 8th 2010 8:00am - 3:30pm See the complete agenda here WHY THIS MATTERS NOW Two inescapable trends are coming together: the urbanization of the planet along with climate change and related concerns about the long-term sustainability of the planet. In 2008, the earth’s population crossed a threshold: it became more than 50% urban dwellers and that number is predicted to reach 75% by 2050. Whether you believe that climate change is caused by human activity or not, the evidence that something is happening is undeniable: in just one example, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere increased by approximately 1/3 between 1958 and 2005 with the growth projected to continue to 2020 and beyond. In this Sustainable Cities Summit, we will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by this evolution. We will look at the syst…
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