More than half of the world’s population live in cities, a figure that is expected to rise to 70% by 2050. Latin America and the Caribbean are the most urbanized regions on the planet, with 80% of the population living in urban centers.
The increasing prevalence of the city has had profound effects on the state of the world. Cities currently produce 70% of greenhouse gases and most man-made waste. We must focus on cities, then, to find solutions to these problems.
Since September 2017 OMINA Foundation has been organizing seminars to promote alternative approaches to urban planning and development. In these solution-oriented events we share in the knowledge and hands-on experience of some of the world’s brightest minds in the field of urban ecology and regeneration, and learn how we can adapt our urban habitats to better face the challenges of the 21st century.