Cities Create Their Futures

by Sohail Inayatullah


“Cities to play a major role in global governance, in a reformed United Nations”
“Digitalization, aging, globalization, global warming, new viruses, as well as expanded expectations, all point to dramatic changes in the nature of Mayoral Responsibilities”
“Nothing will change in my role as Mayor in twenty years – just more of the same.”
These were some of the perspectives articulated by 99 Mayors from around the Asia-Pacific Region at the October 21-22 Asia-Pacific Cities Summit 2003. Held in Brisbane, Queensland, Mayors and civic leaders embarked on a foresight process to anticipate future problems, develop scenarios of the future city, and articulate a preferred vision of the future of the city. (continue…)


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