Shell Scenarios: the challenges of urbanisation

Hosted by Jeremy Bentham, Vice President of Global Business Environment

Session closed July 22, 2014

Thank you for joining us for the first live text webchat, as Jeremy Bentham, Shell Vice President Global Business Environment, and a panel of experts answered your questions in “Shell Scenarios: the challenges of urbanisation” webchat on Tuesday 22nd July 2014.

Session 2 is at 0900 Eastern Daily Time, 1400 UK Time, 1500 Central European Time.

By 2050, the world’s population will grow from seven billion to nine billion – around three quarters of whom will live in cities.

As highlighted by Jeremy Bentham in a recent letter to the Economist, urbanisation can bring benefits, but if managed poorly could lead to declining quality of life, greater environmental degradation and political turbulence.

In advance, take a look at Shell’s report “New Lenses on Future Cities”, which explores the energy implications of urbanisation, defines different city archetypes, considers their evolution and reviews the conditions which shape how cities respond to change.

Transcripts available soon


Shining a new light on future cities

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