In the near future, 68 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Cities are the places where global challenges are concentrated and intensified – from climate change and mobility, to integration and safety, to threats to democracy and social cohesion as a result of increasing fragmentation. Numerous success stories show, however, that positive impact can be most quickly achieved at the local level – and by involving all stakeholders. Therefore, the BMW Foundation promotes the development and spread of scalable solutions for resilient, intelligent, sustainable, and equitable (RISE) cities.
The foundation has taken a number of actions to further this objective – one of them being the involvement at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020, where the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt seeks to showcase best practices and change makers driving the transformation of cities across all RISE dimensions.