Urban world: life and politics on the margins of the city - Professor Colin McFarlane

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, Nationwide, United Kingdom

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 19:30 to 20:30

The future is urban. Cities continue to expand, and more and more of us live in urban environments. Yet for the majority of people moving to cities today, life is often a struggle.

Housing is often in poor condition, infrastructures like water, sanitation or energy are typically inadequate, and making a living is sometimes uncertain and difficult. More and more people live in some form of ‘slum’ environment.

What, then, can be done to make cities liveable not just for a few, but for the many? What changes need to be made now to support current and future urban residents and neighbourhoods? And how might the social and environmental challenges of urbanisation be addressed not in isolation, but together?

This is a joint online event with Bootham School, York / York and District GA, organised by the Yorkshire and North East regional committee.


Professor Colin McFarlane
United Kingdom
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, SW7 2AR