With over a dozen photo commissions, this project explores how cities around the world are evolving and coping with the large-scale migrations of people from suburban and rural areas into urban environments.
Seventy-five percent of the global population is projected to be living in cities by the middle of this century. Panos photographers have begun examining this change through topics such as urban farming, eco-housing, technological innovations, elastic environments, children at play, green spaces, economic divides and much more.
Primary areas for reporting include China, the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil, with additional stories from Africa, Asia and Northern Europe. The initiative will also call on non-Panos photographers to participate from within Sony and WPO's communities, as well as encourage the general public to post their own photos on social media responding to the brief by tagging #FutureofCities.