Urbanization 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).