October 31st is World Cities Day, so put it on your calendars! The United Nations initially declared this day in 2013 to honour the critical role that cities play in sustainable development on a global scale. Since cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, they are essential hubs for innovation, growth, and culture.
We honour the range of cultures that contribute to the vibrancy and distinctiveness of cities on World Cities Day. Cities have something unique to offer everyone, from contemporary skyscrapers to historic landmarks. So, this year, on this day, we welcome you to join forces with Richie Bags to honour our cities!
Purpose of World Cities Day
Cities are the heart of the nation; they house the government and serve as the conduit through which a country conducts its connections with the rest of the world. World Cities Day was created to give people a chance to celebrate and look for ways to make their communities better.
The day’s other goal was to actively spearhead the common interests of all nations participating as the globe moves towards urbanisation and the progressive transformation of the modern world into one big global village.
World Cities Day also serves as a platform for international collaboration and the identification of major challenges that each country encounters on its path to the urbanisation of its cities.
Importance of World Cities Day
World Cities Days are more than just ceremonial celebrations and admiration of cities; they extend beyond annual guest gatherings. They provide channels for information exchange. Cities that are having difficulty getting over an obstacle can find answers by taking a leaf from cities that have been able to find a way around the issues they confront. The day also encourages governments to raise money for research into strategies to support the ever-increasing population in their cities.
This is crucial given that recent forecasts indicate that by 2050, cities will house two-thirds of the world’s population. World Cities Day is all about being prepared for this kind of influx as early as possible by giving a space for all those involved in planning to brainstorm and bounce ideas off each other to come up with the finest ideas that will aid their communities in the future.
Celebrate World Cities Day with Richie Bags!
Sustainable Urban Living: With cities housing more than half of the world’s population, the notion of sustainable urban living has grown in importance. World Cities Day reminds us that cities are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and environmental degradation.
Eco-Friendly Materials: Richie Bags manufactures its bags using natural and sustainable materials such as jute, cotton, and canvas. These resources lessen our dependency on toxic synthetics and plastics that are destructive to our environment.
Reducing Plastic Trash: Plastic trash is a major issue for cities all over the world. Richie Bags is actively reducing plastic waste by providing eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic bags.
Supporting Artisans: In many places, craftspeople typically struggle to obtain long-term employment. Richie Bags encourages these artists by offering them job opportunities and fair remuneration for their work.
Join Richie Bags in celebrating World Cities Day on October 31st, 2023, and promoting sustainable urban living. As cities face increasing challenges, let’s take action to support eco-friendly materials, reduce plastic waste, and empower artisans. We can make our cities more vibrant, environmentally responsible, and socially just. Be a part of the change for a better urban future!