The Global Online Community For Innovation In Global Urbanization
We are living through the first truly urban age. Cities take up 2% of the Earth’s crust, but accommodate 50% of the population, consume 75% of the energy, and contribute 80% of the CO2 emissions. By 2025 it is expected that more than 60% of the world’s population will live in cities. Thirty “megacities” (with populations over 10 million) will exist by 2023 – the majority of which will be in the developing economies of India, China, Russia, and Latin America.
As people crowd into megacities around the globe over the next decade – straining energy, healthcare, transportation, and other systems – they’ll not only redefine the way we live, they’ll create a multitrillion-dollar business market. That’s why UBM is launching Future Cities: the global online community for business, sustainability, and solutions.
A truly interactive, fully multimedia destination, Future Cities will serve the community with a diverse range of information about every component of next-generation cities – from electronics and grid, to healthcare, to security, to IT and Internet, to utilities, real estate, energy, shipping, architecture, engineering, aviation, and much more.
Be part of the biggest publishing venture in UBM history as its 14 business units around the world join in delivering insights on the issues that will redefine the cities of tomorrow to the community of visionaries and decision makers who will build, design, operate and support them.
The Future Cities online community will launch in October 2012; live events and conferences will be added in 2013. Contact us today for more information.