On 14 June (4:00pm CEST) the OECD is holding a webinar on "Rethinking Urban Sprawl: Moving Towards Sustainable Cities."
Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population and are the engines of economic growth and employment. However, cities also face major environmental, economic and social challenges, many of which are associated with the fact that urban development has occurred. Urban sprawl, a particular form of development, is often cited as a driver of several of these challenges, including greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, road congestion and lack of affordable housing.
What exactly is urban sprawl and how can it be measured? Are cities in OECD countries sprawling and how is this impacting the environment?
Join Walid Oueslati and Ioannis Tikoudis of the OECD Environment Directorate on 14 June at 4pm to discuss the state, evolution and implications of urban sprawl, and policy actions to incentivise greener urban development patterns. The presentation will draw on the new OECD report: Rethinking Urban Sprawl: Moving Towards Sustainable Cities.
Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A). Please register to hook into the livestream.
Find out more about the ENV Green Talks LIVE series and watch video recordings of past webinars at:http://www.oecd.org/