More than 50% of the world’s population is under 30.
More than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities.
Cities are definitely full of youth (we make up 50 per cent of their population and growing), BUT are they “youthful”? – that’s a whole other question – one that we’re revving up to find out. We have our minds set on ranking the world’s top 100 cities from a youthful perspective. Ambitious? Crazy, perhaps? YES! But so are most things that have never been done before.
Youth are at the centre of urbanization. We add energy, vibrancy, creativity and digital age talent to cities. Youth build a city’s competitive edge, stimulate development and find new solutions. We are the future of cities. Now.
Are you just as curious as us are to discover the best (and worst) places around the globe to live, work and play? If the answer is yes, we invite you to explore our website. Stay tuned as we uncover which cities best support and leverage the positive economic, social and political potential that youth hold.
There are many ways to get involved. Join our global network as we embark on this exciting, dynamic – and no doubt, challenging– pursuit of uncovering Youthful Cities.
We need a new way to measure and map cities from a youth perspective so we can engage youth, business and civic leaders to build better cities in which to LIVE, WORK & PLAY.
YouthfulCities is a global social venture that activates youth to build more prosperous cities.
In 2013 YouthfulCities will:
- Launch the world’s first annual YouthfulCities INDEX for the largest cities in each continent.
- Create YouthfulCities MAPS for those cities from a youth perspective.
- Build a huge youth following through social media and urban events.
And that’s just the start.
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