Urban World 2030
In order to shape an emerging global dialogue on urbanization, in 2012 the Atlantic Council launched a project focused on deepening engagement between the world's foreign and security policymakers and urban specialists. Titled Urban World 2030, this project brings together influential thought leaders, foreign and security policymakers, industry leaders, media representatives, urbanists, development experts, environmentalists, and scientists and technologists. The Council has built a working group composed of over 150 people representing all of these sectors. This group hosts workshops and events featuring senior officials from the US and foreign governments, the World Bank and regional development banks, the OECD, research and scientific institutions, major non-profit organizations, and advanced technology companies.