The UN is observing October 31st as World Cities Day. To celebrate this event we have compiled 10 World Cities Day quotes.
As you may know, the United Nations observes designated days with a theme. The theme for 2017 World Cities Day is Innovative Governance, Open Cities.
The theme for each years celebration is different. This years World Cities Day celebration highlights the role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion.
To mark this special event we have picked ten of the best World Cities Day Quotes.
World Cities Day Quotes
“A great city is that which has the greatest men and women, If it be a few ragged huts it is still the greatest city in the whole world” – Walt Whitman
“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.” – Herb Caen
“There was no doubt about it: the City was the culmination of man’s mastery over the environment. Not space travel, not the fifty colonized worlds that were now so haughtily independent, but the City.” – Isaac Asimov
“If you can tell a man by his shoes, you can tell a city by its pavements.” – Rowan Moore
“City growth has caused climate change, but that growth is also what’s going to get us out of it.” – Matthew Kahn
Water Fountain Show, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa – Captured by the author.
Back to World Cities Day Quotes
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs
“There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city.” – Norris, Kathleen
“God made the country, and man made the town.” – William Cowper
The bitter truth about city day life
“In the modern city life, if you don’t have money , you simply don’t have life.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana