Think the subway car on your morning commute is already packed to the brim? Just wait until 2050. That’s when, according to UN statistics, the global urban population will increase by 2.5 billion

Many cities worldwide are short on resources even now and already wondering how they’ll be able to manage the massive spike in urban dwellers in the years to come. Policy makers must figure out a way to feed and employ billions more people, while making services including healthcare, public transportation, housing, and education safe, accessible, and affordable for an ever-growing group of people in a sustainable way.

But more people also means more brain-power. And more brain-power means more imaginative and innovative solutions for creating sustainable cities. Some of the world’s biggest and boldest thinkers are already implementing exciting solutions and challenging the status quo.

In just a few short weeks, many of those bold thinkers will be gathered together in one space as part of Allianz’s Explorer Series at MoMA PS1. And guess what? You’re invited. 

Under the summer sky at MoMA’s PS1 – an exhibition space committed to showcasing adventurous, experimental art and highlighting new voices – you can join those big thinkers and your fellow community builders for a night of lively conversation and idea shaping. You’ll have the chance to hear speakers focused on topics including urban planning and design, as well as collaborate with entrepreneurs eager to invest in smarter cities. 

As a global insurer, Allianz understands that cities face different challenges. That’s why they’re taking their Explorer Series to four cities worldwide and tackling unique issues in each, from climate-friendly futures in Berlin to urban air mobility in Shenzhen. 

While the solutions presented have a global appeal, they are also solutions you can act on locally, both immediately and in the years to come. You might walk out of the event with ideas for sustainable urban living you can implement the very next day – a way to make your community garden more accessible, for instance, or the name of an organization that can hook up your building to a renewable energy source. Or, you could leave with an unexpected connection and the seed of an idea that will one day grow into the solution that helps New York City citizens not just survive, but thrive. 

Ready for the opportunity to be part of the next generation of bold thinkers dedicated to designing smart, futuristic, and sustainable cities? Get your ticket now and use the code FUTURISM50 for half off tickets. The event will take place on July 11 at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Starting at 7:30, you’ll have the chance to listen to and collaborate with an array of experts, entrepreneurs, and speakers. Stick around until 9 p.m. to enjoy drinks and networking opportunities with fellow innovators and sustainable community builders. For more information, check out the event website

Futurism fans: To create this content, a non-editorial team worked with Allianz, who sponsored this post. They help us keep the lights on. This post does not reflect the views or the endorsement of the editorial staff.

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