World Cities Day
When the United Nations focuses on global urbanization, October 31st is World Cities Day, the United Nations focuses on global urbanization. The United Nations addresses the challenges urbanization faces as well as promoting urbanization. Cities work on sustainable urbanization.
Urbanization refers to the increasing number of people who live in urban areas. This pattern is relatively recent in terms of new construction. A vast number of the world's population lived in rural areas at one time. Over 90% of the world's population lived in rural areas in 1800. Many high-income countries began to see a change during the 19th century. More and more people were moving to urban areas.
This pattern was especially true in the United States. By the year 2000, 80% of the population lived in urban areas. On a global basis, half of the world's population lives in cities. The following are some of the world's most populated cities:: : Some of the world's most populated cities include:
- Tokyo – 37 million
- Delhi – 28 million
- Mexico City – 21 million residents – 21 million
- Cairo – 20 million
New York City is home to 8.6 million residents, making it the country's most populated city. By 2050, the number of people living in cities is expected to double. India, China, Nigeria, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United States are among the countries that will contribute the most to urbanization by the year 2050.
Multiple challenges arise when urbanization takes place too quickly. These include congested traffic, environmental pollution, increased crime rates, and reduced amounts of natural resources. Many people who live in cities also face sustainability issues. These include a lack of affordable housing, decent jobs, essential services, food security, and education.
For these reasons, the UN acknowledges the importance of achieving sustainability. These goals include improved planning for infrastructure, using technology, and increasing social growth. However, urbanization isn't all bad. For example, urban areas are often more socially inclusive, experience greater equality, and have access to new opportunities.
How to celebrate #worldcitiesday
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) commemorates the day by showcasing their full range of services and calling for people-centered urban development models. Many city governments around the world also host special events that explore the benefits and disadvantages of urbanization.
- Educate yourself on urbanization and what it does for your future
- Learn what you can do to make your city a better place to live. Learn what you can do to make your city a better place to live
- Urbanized learn about the challenges of urban planning by watching the documentary Urbanized Learn about the challenges of urban design
- By Doug Saunders, read some of the best urbanization books on urbanization, including Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World
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The day is in the United Nations capital cities of history
In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly established World Cities Day. In December 2013, the UN General Assembly established World Cities Day. For the first time, World Cities Day was observed on October 31, 2014, for the first time.
In addition, UN-Habitat launched Urban October in 2014, a new initiative launched in 2014. The entire month has been planned to ensure a prosperous urban future. The New Urban Agenda was adopted in October 2016 at the HABITAT III Conference in October 2016. In the next two decades, the aim is to deal with the urbanization challenges.
Themes for World Cities Day have included::
Innovations and a healthier life for future generations are changing the world, 2019: Changing the world: innovations and a happier life for future generations.
Better City, Better Life, 2018: Better City, Better Life.
Innovative Governance, Open Cities, 2017: Innovative Governance, Open Cities.
Inclusive Cities, Shared Growth, 2016: Inclusive Cities, Shared Development, Inclusive Cities, Inclusive Cities.
Designed to Live Together, 2015: Designed to Live Together.
Leading Urban Transformations in 2014: Leading Urban Transformations.