The Moment to Get Cities Right

February 28, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cambridge, MA United States

Free, offered in English

In October, 30,000 people from more than 150 countries converged in Quito, Ecuador to create a blueprint for making cities more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The need could not be more urgent as cities swell with billions of new residents, climate change threatens lives and economies, and income gaps widen.

The Habitat III conference marked an important step, but how do we make sure we get urbanization right when so much is at stake? Where do we go from here? Please join Next City and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy as we talk about next steps toward a better urban future.

The conversation will begin with the premiere of the mini-documentary, “The Moment to Get Cities Right: Inside Habitat III, The Urbanization Summit of a Generation,” which was shot over the course of the four-day Habitat III conference in Quito. The film tells a remarkable story of how urban leaders from around the globe are coming together to solve our planet’s most pressing problems.  Co-produced by the Lincoln Institute and Next City with videography by Meerkat Media, it offers an inside look at a movement that is more important than ever before.

After the screening, Lincoln Institute President and CEO George “Mac” McCarthy and Next City President, CEO & Publisher Tom Dallessio will lead a conversation about how best to implement all the follow-up to Habitat III, including the blueprint adopted at the summit, called the New Urban Agenda, as well as Sustainable Development Goals related to urbanization. A reception with drinks and refreshments will follow.


February 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration Period
February 14, 2017 - February 28, 2017
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA United States
Registration Fee


Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Land Use, Planning, Urban Development