New Data on Urbanization and Potential Environmental Impacts on Cities

Population Council
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Floor 3
New York, NY 10017

The seminar will present new data sources and analysis from the UN Population Division on urbanization and potential environmental impacts on cities. The first presentation will provide an overview of results and key findings from the 2018 Revision of the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. The second presentation will introduce the Population Division’s City Boundaries Database. The final presentation will discuss the risks of exposure and vulnerability to natural disasters for the world’s major urban areas, based on new Population Division data.

A panel discussion will build on the presentations and address current issues on data for urban areas and cities. 


  • An overview of the World Urbanization Prospects: Results and Key Findings from the 2018 Revision
    Francois Pelletier (UN Population Division)
  • The Population Division’s City boundaries database
    Sara Hertog (UN Population Division)
  • Risks of Exposure and Vulnerability to Natural Disasters for World’s Major Urban Areas
    Danan Gu (UN Population Division)
  • Panel Discussion
    Danan Gu, Sara Hertog, Francois Pelletier, John Wilmoth (UN Population Division)
    Mark Montgomery (Population Council)


13 September 2018

Population Council
New York, New York

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM