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Earth is home to over 10,000 cities; 40 years ago, half of these didn’t exist, and many of the growing cities we see today are built and developed at a rapid pace. While cities are home to over half of the people in the world, they only occupy two to three per cent of the world’s land area.
Cities can offer the best of health, education, culture, and opportunities, but the speed and the scale of growing cities also bring challenges, and some cities are struggling to keep up with our dreams for a sustainable future. 75% of the places that will be urbanised by 2030 are yet to be built – this offers an enormous opportunity for everyone, especially for young people, to contribute to shaping their cities for generations to come.
Think creatively and think big. Discuss with friends and family, online and offline, about the opportunities and challenges your city is facing. Imagine how you want your home to look to best meet your needs, and then show us! From street art to writing a story, taking a photo, making a video, or drawing something – your imagination is the only limit.
Download our guidelines for group submissions or individual submissions.
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