Nobel Week Dialogue 2021- The City of the Future

The City of the Future

Take a second to picture your future home: what do you want it to be like? For well over half of humanity, that home will be part of a city. Despite all the pressures of urban life and the new and unprecedented challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the global trend towards urbanisation looks certain to continue, with the UN predicting that two thirds of us will be city-dwellers by 2050. If we fail to make the most of our metropolitan environments, the majority of humanity will suffer.

This year’s Nobel Week Dialogue will be a hybrid event with a global digital audience online, as well as a limited audience present in Gothenburg. There will be a mix of speakers participating digitally and physically on stage.

Confirmed participating Nobel Prize laureates are Jules A. Hoffman, medicine 2011; Paul Romer, economic sciences 2008; Brian Schmidt, physics 2011 and Wole Soyinka, literature 1986.

Additional panellists include:
Karen Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization science at Yale School of the Environment, and Monica Smith, Professor and Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies at UCLA Department of Anthropology.

For more information, programme and panellists please visit: nobelprize.org/the-city-of-the-future

We are looking forward to connecting with you on 9 December.


Nobel Week Dialogue team