Inequality has a big impact on the social cohesion of a society. Beside unequal incomes these problems range from physical and mental health, school drop-out, insecurity, drug use, the increase in the prison population, violence and exclusion.
The webinar, organized by Metropolis, will be the opportunity to learn about what inequalities supposes for a world where inequalities are higher than a few decades ago. Inequality is a huge social, health and economic problem — not only within countries but also between cities. The growth of mega-cities, particularly in the Global South and in Asia is creating massive social, health, economic, and environmental challenges. These cities are facing water and energy shortages, issues with waste management, and social unrest driven by economic inequality, to name just a few of their common problems.