Patrick Condon explores three major “waves” shaping our cities today and for the next 20-40 years in his new book “Five Rules for Tomorrow’s Cities: Design in an Age of Urban Migration, Demographic Change, and a Disappearing Middle Class.” These three waves include rural-to-urban migration, the collapse of global fertility rates, and the disappearance of the middle class. Patrick will share how cities in the Global North and Global South are trending in the same direction with a focus on housing, infrastructure, the role and location of work, and design solutions. He will delve into how urban practicioners can apply lighter, greener, and smarter infrastructure. Patrick tackles one central question: “how can designers of this generation first assimilate and then incorporate ongoing cultural, economic and ecological changes – interconnected changes occurring worldwide – into their city building work?” This webinar is for anyone involved in city building work including architects, planners, developers, public officials, and urbanists thinking about how to tackle the next 20-40 years of city building work. Patrick Condon is a notable Canadian urban designer, planner, Professor at University of British Columbia (UBC), founder of the UBC urban design program, and the author of several planning books in the field of sustainability.