BY THE YEAR 2020, it’s estimated that 4.3 billion people will live in cities. This will have a profound effect on urban development, all over the world, and we have the responsibility to address the sustainability-related challenges with a global view and many different, local perspectives. Planning the cities and communities we hope to live in is the core of this exciting journey, towards a vibrant and dynamic future in which the fate of humanity is in the balance. At BEYOND 2020, we have the ambition of creating the missing link between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the built environment. We will cross the boundaries of knowledge, share top-level expertise and merge it, to shape the future of the built environment. Together with you.