New data on urbanization and the potential implications for cities will be the focus of a seminar held September 13 from 4 to 6 pm at the Population Council in New York City. United Nations (UN) Population Division staff members Francois Pelletier, Sara Hertog, and Danan Gu will give short presentations on the 2018 Revision to the UN′s World Urbanization Prospects, the Population Division′s city boundaries database, and exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards of the world’s major urban areas, respectively. John Wilmoth of the Population Division and Mark Montgomery of the Population Council will then join the presenters for a panel discussion.
The seminar is part of an ongoing series, “Population Dynamics and Environmental Change,” organized by CIESIN, the Population Council, the City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), and the UN Population Division. The free seminars aim to promote exchange and dialogue on interdisciplinary research concerning population dynamics in the context of rapid environmental and societal change. To attend, please register here.