Urban Expeditions will identify cutting-edge research and exploration projects that are leading the way in sustainable urbanization in three key areas:
From architecture to engineering and urban agriculture, the project will shine the light on key sustainability issues and introduce viewers to change agents from a variety of disciplines doing great work around the globe.
« This historic migration of people to cities can be achieved sustainably if we think differently about buildings, food and transportation networks, » said John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer at United Technologies. « Urban Expeditions will showcase the global opportunities for cities to advance more sustainably. »
Compelling analysis of these challenges and possible solutions will be featured in a new National Geographic digital storytelling series that takes a deep dive into six global cities, beginning with Austin, Texas, in October 2016. The initiative will then convene four global stakeholder events, each featuring a cross-disciplinary group of experts and stakeholders, exploring the future of cities and global sustainable urbanization solutions.
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