National Geographic and United Technologies Launch “Urban Expeditions,” a Multimedia Series Exploring Sustainability in Global Cities : The “Urban Expeditions” project will focus on three areas critical to sustainable cities: food, buildings and transportation in six cities across the globe

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016) – Every day, 180,000 people move to urban areas. Urbanization is creating an urgent need for sustainable actions and solutions. At this critical time, National Geographic and United Technologies Corp. are collaborating to raise awareness of sustainable urbanization through the Urban Expeditions initiative.

Urban Expeditions will identify cutting-edge research and exploration projects that are leading the way in sustainable urbanization in three key areas:

  • Food
  • Buildings
  • Transportation

From architecture to engineering and urban agriculture, the project will shine the light on key sustainability issues and introduce us to change agents from a variety of disciplines doing great work around the globe.

“This historic migration of people to cities can be achieved sustainably if we think differently about buildings, food and transportation networks,” said John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer of United Technologies. “Urban Expeditions will showcase the global opportunities for cities to advance more sustainably.”


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