Seminar: the impact of rapid urbanisation

An Oxford multidisciplinary seminar – part of the Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series

Around 1.5 million people are moving into the world’s cities every week. By 2050 there will be an additional 2 billion urban citizens mostly concentrated in developing countries. It places huge demands on infrastructure, housing, services, job creation, climate and environment. At the same time it presents opportunities for business, society and sustainable growth.

This seminar set out to explore the impact of rapid urbanisation, the critical lack of capacity amongst some of the most vulnerable countries and how the past may hold the key to unlocking sustainable development.

The University of Oxford asked four leading voices in the field to share their knowledge, research and pitch their views on the subject. This event is one in a series examining key urban issues.


This article first appeared on the website of the University of Oxford on 27th June 2018.