Council Commentary

Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series

The Population Council is co-hosting a seminar series exploring the links between people and their environments in our fast-changing global landscape. Convened in partnership with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), and the UN Population Division, this seminar series will feature key experts from the fields of demography, climate and public health sharing insights on their interdisciplinary work to measure and solve climate related challenges.

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New Data on Urbanization and Potential Environmental Impacts on Cities
September 13, 2018
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. 

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