Views of the New York City skyline from Central Park, New York.
New York City skyline Views of the New York City skyline from Central Park, New York. © Mat Rick

Our Priorities

Build Healthy Cities

Cities are growing—fast. By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas.

Cities are expanding their footprint at an alarming rate, putting habitat, human health and access to food and water at risk. But with smart planning, science-based solutions and strong partnerships, The Nature Conservancy is working to make our cities resilient, healthy and equitable.

The great green city of the future is ecologically and economically resilient; it’s made up of healthy, livable neighborhoods where the benefits of nature are available to all people.

The Nature Conservancy’s Global Managing Director for Cities
View of the Second Street Bridge (George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge) over the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky View of the Second Street Bridge (George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge) over the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. © Devan King/The Nature Conservancy
An employee waters the gardens on the rooftop of the Tencent Binhai towers in Shenzhen, China. ]
Rooftop Garden, China An employee waters the gardens on the rooftop of the Tencent Binhai towers in Shenzhen, China. ] © Theodore Kaye
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Discover our other priorities and find ways you can help transform the future of the world.

In addition to helping create healthy cities, The Nature Conservancy is listening to science to address today’s most urgent challenges.