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The 21st Century City: Future Opportunity or Future Threat?

The 21st Century City: Future Opportunity or Future Threat?

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The 21st Century City: Future Opportunity or Future Threat?

 
 

Fri, April 11, 2014; 10:00 - 11:15
Location: SBS, Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre

All over the world, people from rural areas are streaming into big cities to pursue elusive opportunities. Many end up in a city’s darkest corners—far away from jobs, resources, and basic infrastructure. If migrants can be successful in their arrival cities, their children can become empowered citizens, contributing to a vibrant, cohesive urban landscape. But if not, they can become disenfranchised, angry, and potentially influenced by dangerous elements. This session explores successful, pragmatic approaches to ensure that rural-urban migration enriches both the city and its inhabitants.

 

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