THE HUMAN CITY: Weekly Tweet Chats with New Cities Foundation and Next City – Next City

THE HUMAN CITY: Weekly Tweet Chats with New Cities Foundation and Next City

São Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Flickr user Ndecam

Next City and the New Cities Foundation have teamed up to host a series of weekly tweet chats about urbanization and “The Human City.” These themes will be discussed at the annual New Cities Summit, placing the individual and the community at the heart of discussions about the city of today and tomorrow. This year’s summit will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, from June 4-6.

A leading global platform for urban innovation and exchange, the New Cities Summit gathers 1,000 urban thinkers, innovators and decision-makers, who come together for three days of action-oriented debate, information sharing and problem solving on the future of our rapidly urbanizing world. The full program and speaker list is available at

Twitter users from around the world are invited to join the conversation online. In the next few weeks leading up to the conference, Next City will also publish a series of stories exploring the Brazilian city and summit conference themes.

Tweet chat schedule

Tweet chats will begin on Thursday, May 2, and will continue every following Wednesday in May from noon to 1pm (ET) or 6pm to 7pm (CET).

May 2: How do we BUILD a Human City?
May 8: How do we PARTICIPATE in a Human City?
May 15: How do we PLAY in and with a Human City?
May 22: How do we INCLUDE people in a Human City?
May 29: What IS the Human City?

How it works

To participate in a chat, get connected and follow @NextCityOrg and @NewCitiesFound on Twitter and use the Summit hashtag #NCS2013.

Each conversation will be co-moderated by Next City and the New Cities Foundation. The moderators will introduce the topic at the start of the hour and begin rolling out questions, one every five minutes. A recap of each chat will be posted at following each discussion.

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