Global Urbanization: Accelerating Consumerism and Sustainability Seminar in Beijing on December 15
MSL China hosts an ongoing Editor In Chief discussion program. On December 15 they are bringing leading journalists, professional communicators from MNCs, and other thought leaders to discuss with the New Cities Foundation the topic Global Urbanization: Accelerating Consumerism and Sustainability.The scale and pace of 21st-century urbanization is staggering and unprecedented: in the coming decades, new urban development will likely exceed the urban growth of the past two centuries. By 2030, China will need to build hundreds of new cities for 1 billion rural dwellers. Around the world, sprawling megacities will require large investments in infrastructure and technology while historic old cities will need to be revamped for livability and competitiveness. This new urban era comes with a host of complex challenges: over-crowding and environmental degradation, among others. Yet opportunities for positive change abound: urbanization has the potential to accelerate the need for more sustainability, but will also spur wealth-creation, social tolerance, and better living standards. The New Cities Foundation website is www.newcitiesfoundation.org.
When: December 15, 2011; 3pm to 6pm
Where: Millennium Hotel, Fortune Room 2, 3rd floor; Fortune Plaza, No.7, Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
RSVP to: Emma Liang, firstname.lastname@example.org, 86-10-6588-2055 ext. 8310