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Sustainability Events

Earth Week:
How will 80% of Humanity Live in Cities?

This panel will explore how 80% of humanity can live in cities in the near future. We will discuss issues of urban sustainability, urban adaptation and the challenges and opportunities of life in cities from global and local perspectives.


  • Luis Bettencourt, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago; Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute
  • Jose Lobo, Clinical Associate Professor, ASU School of Sustainability
  • Sara Meerow, Assistant Professor, ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Diane Pataki, Foundation Professor and Director of the ASU School of Sustainability

  • Moderated by Manfred Laubichler, President's Professor and Interim Director, College of Global Futures

    This in-person event is part of the Global Future Laboratory’s Earth Week Celebration. Go HERE for more events.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. AZ Time