Urbanization: The Century of Cities

Source: The Ditchley Foundation

The Ditchley Foundation invites Professor Shagun Mehrotra to deliberate on Urbanisation: the century of cities.  With half the world’s population in cities, rapid urbanization in developing countries, cities offer unprecedented opportunities while posing economic, social, and environmental challenges.

Aim of the conference is to explore implications of a rapidly urbanizing world.  By convening global experts, the three day gathering in Oxford, England, will examine the issues, identify best practice, and recommend ways forward for better urban living. Discussions are subject to the Chatham House Rule.

The Ditchley Foundation was established by Sir David Wills in 1958 to advance international learning and to bring transatlantic and other experts together to discuss international issues.  Ditchley’s unique quality is derived from the beauty and relaxed atmosphere of Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, one of southern England’s finest country houses, and from the warmth and informality of its gatherings.  A complex world needs fresh ideas flowing from open minds: this is Ditchley’s hallmark.

Image Source: The Ditchley Foundation, © Adam Middleton