Cities are the centre of human activity. Today, over 55% of the global population lives in cities, and they are the hotspots of innovation, culture and collaboration. Despite occupying just 2% of the Earth’s surface, the impact of cities spans far beyond their boundaries. Cities generate massive impacts locally and globally, socially and environmentally.
As cities are driving many contemporary environmental challenges - responsible for 70% global GHG emissions, 60% of resource consumption and 70% of global waste - they also hold the key to curbing the trend and realising a just and safe space for society within the planetary boundaries.