The Moment to Get Cities Right: Film Screening, Discussion and Reception – Next City

The Moment to Get Cities Right: Film Screening, Discussion and Reception

In 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 the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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, Lincoln Institute President and CEO George “Mac” McCarthy and 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.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln House, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Registration: The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register and see our website for directions. Parking is not available at Lincoln House. For questions, click here.
Schedule: 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.: Film screening and discussion
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.: Reception with drinks and refreshments

About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an independent, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to help solve global economic, social and environmental challenges to improve the quality of life through creative approaches to the use, taxation and stewardship of land.

About Next City
Next City is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through multimedia journalism and events around the world. Learn more at and see how we cover the people, places and policies at the center of the New Urban Agenda. The Lincoln Institute premiere of “The Moment to Get Cities Right” is the first in a series of public screenings to be held in cities across North America.

« Back to Press