Cities are growing—fast. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
An increasing urban population means that cities are expanding their footprint at an alarming rate. It also means fewer people have access to nature’s benefits. Even in cities, we depend on natural habitat for food, clean water, clean air and our physical & mental health. With smart planning, science-based solutions & strong partnerships, we can make the green cities of tomorrow resilient, healthy & equitable.
How We’re Building Sustainable Cities
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Nature in the Urban Century
Booming cities raise the stakes for biodiversity—here’s how smart urban planning can serve people and nature.
Check out the latest perspectives, research and tools that inform TNC’s work in cities and our other conservation priorities.
The Youth Engagement team at The Nature Conservancy works to expand the current conservation movement by ensuring that young people from all backgrounds get the opportunity to gain necessary skills to become a force for nature.
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In addition to helping create healthy cities, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most urgent challenges.