The Moment to Get Cities Right

Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Last October, 30,000 people from more than 150 countries converged in Quito, Ecuador, to create a blueprint for making cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The need could not be more urgent as cities swell with billions of new residents, climate change threatens lives and economies, and income gaps widen.

The Habitat III conference marked an important step, but how do we make sure we get urbanization right when so much is at stake? Where do we go from here? Please join Next City and our hosts in cities across North America as we talk about next steps toward a better urban future.

The conversation will begin with the premiere of the mini-documentary, “The Moment to Get Cities Right: Inside Habitat III, The Urbanization Summit of a Generation,” which was shot over the course of the four-day Habitat III conference in Quito. The film tells a remarkable story of how urban leaders from around the globe are coming together to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Co-produced by the Lincoln Institute and Next City with videography by Meerkat Media, it offers an inside look at a movement that is more important than ever before.

Following the film, Next City President, CEO & Publisher Tom Dallessio will lead a conversation about how best to implement all the follow-up to Habitat III, including the blueprint adopted at the summit, called the New Urban Agenda, as well as Sustainable Development Goals related to urbanization.

RSVP required to attend.


Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Lincoln House
113 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA, United States
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