World Cities Day aims to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, enhance cooperation among countries and cities and contribute to sustainable urban development. The overall World Cities Day theme is Better City, Better Life and the 2018 theme was Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities.

Over the last decade, natural disasters have affected more than 220 million people and caused economic damage of USD $100billion per year. By 2030, without significant investment to make cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide three times that amount a year and climate change may push up millions of urban residents into poverty.

World Cities Day 2018 Full Report
World Cities Day 2018 Summery report