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Future of Cities

Today, 56% of the world’s population – 4.4 billion of us – live in cities. By 2050 this figure will more than double; 7 out of 10 of us will live in urban areas. Cities are global centres of economic and cultural activity, and simultaneously characterised by pollution, overcrowding, crime and extreme heat. They are the stage on which global environmental and social forces play out.

The way we design and govern our cities impacts public health, community cohesion and our resiliency to the changing climate. Against the backdrop of a swelling global urban population we need policies, programmes and projects that ensure our future cities are healthy, green, clean and inclusive economic centres.

To mark the imminent UK Mayoral elections and timed to coincide with EarthDay, Future Cities will bring together stakeholders from across the built environment (construction & buildings, mobility & transport, retail & urban planning) to discuss the trends, projects and businesses set to shape the cities of tomorrow.


Alan Clarke

Head of Public Policy, EMEA

Dan Raven-Ellison

Slow Ways and National Park City Campaign

Guy Hayler

Blue Earth

Kalpana Arias

Nowadays On Earth

Patrick Dumas

Founder & CEO
Square Mile Farms


Doors open

18:00 18:45

Welcome - Guy Hayler, Blue Earth

18:45 18:55


18:55 19:30

Business Pitches

19:30 19:45

Networking drinks

19:45 21:00


County Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7PB

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about Blue Earth

Blue Earth create industry leading impact events that connect people on a mission to transform the way the world works, united by the belief that business can be a force for good. Through our events - Summit, Forum, and Futures - all inspired by the great outdoors, we foster meaningful connections and drive positive change.

You can view and purchase tickets for our Summit on our Ticket page or register to attend on of our upcoming Futures events

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