UFV presents Future of Our Cities forum — Oct 25

thinkstock-487379146Urbanization is a driving force of change, as well as a source of development with the power to change and improve lives. By 2050, the urban population alone will be larger than the current total world population, posing massive sustainability challenges in terms of housing, infrastructure, basic services, and jobs, among others.

Urbanization affects us locally, nationally, and internationally. The University of the Fraser Valley will present a forum on The Future of Our Cities on Tuesday, Oct 25 at 7 pm in the Great Hall, Student Union Building, on the Abbotsford campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Come out and hear rapid‐fire two-minute presentations by faculty and students about the challenges and promises of urbanization and the future of cities. Come early and join us for an update from UFV’s Queen Elizabeth Scholars on research related to urban food security and sustainability in East Africa (6 pm).

In October 2016, during Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, world leaders will adopt the New Urban Agenda and provide an action‐oriented, forward‐looking, and universal framework of actions for housing and sustainable urban development.
The UFV event will create a unique opportunity for UFV students and faculty, together with local community leaders, to reflect on the future of cities and towns in British Columbia,Canada and the rest of the world.
The event will be moderated by Yvon Dandurand, associate professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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