Cities play a crucial role addressing the global challenges of inclusion. This year, the combined wealth of the richest 1 percent will take over that of the other 99 percent. Our world is going through an unprecedented wave of urbanization, with over half of the population living in cities and nearly seventy percent projected by 2050. Cities are the main source of global economic growth, innovation and productivity; they have historically been an engine of social mobility, carrying out a large part of public spending. Cities also account for most resource consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and have seen inequalities soar in the last decades.
Habitat III is the place where the New Urban Agenda will be agreed upon, providing the opportunity to reflect on the aforementioned issues and impact the global agenda with relevant proposals for solutions.
Mayor - Quito
Mayor - Medellín
Chief Data Strategist - IBM
Principal - Bloomberg Associates
Co-Chair, Mayor's - Office of New Urban Mechanics
Director - Ruta N
Executive Director - LINQ Quito Innovation Lab
Director of Employment and Entrepreneurship - Municipality of Zapopan
Deputy Mayor - Paris
Telecom engineer, inventor, entrepreneur -
Executive Director - “People for Global Transformation” (PGT)
AFD DIrector - Colombia and Ecuador
Chief Executive Officer - IDATA S.A.S.
- Grupo Argos Colombia
Cities for Life Coordinator - Ruta N