Futureproof - Twentyone
Cities are the engines of our global economy, but absorb 75% of world’s natural resources and produce an equal amount of waste. The 21st century has been designated ‘the century of the city’. Already more than half of the global population lives in cities and this number increases every day by 180.000. Governments alone cannot tackle the increasingly complex problems of rapid urbanization.
The need for a new development model for cities is large and urgent. A model that enhances the power of the city, but also strives for synergy with its environment and builds upon its existing resources.
TwentyOne aims to enable cities to mobilise and connect people’s creativity and the innovative potential of enterprises in solving complex urban challenges.
TwentyOne is a global network of urban changemakers. Changemakers are rooted in local context and able to connect various expertise, interests and stakeholders worldwide. The common goal: tackle complex urban challenges together in a sustainable and innovative manner.
TwentyOne makes local urban challenges visible and mobilises a global network of solution providers. TwentyOne then facilitates the co-creation of innovative projects, physically, but also virtually. The online community offers a platform that connects changemakers and their networks, gives insight in their challenges and solutions, facilitates exchange and learning on approaches and applied instruments, and disseminates innovations.
We invite urban changemakers, such as citymakers, city governments, businesses and knowledge institutions, to join TwentyOne. Check the reasons to join. Joining is simple; just register and start sharing your challenges or solutions and be inspired by the community!Join