As of 2020, 4.2 billion people, or 55% of the world’s population lives in cities. The World Bank estimates this number will grow by 1.6 million people every week for the next 30 years. In the next decades, cities will face unprecedented demands for housing, transportation, energy, infrastructure, jobs, and basic services like education and healthcare. Recent events have also shown the crucial importance of resilience against extreme weather events and health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
55% of the world’s population lives in cities
68% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050** Source: United Nations (2018)
Accelerated urbanization demands smarter construction that contributes to mitigating climate change and resource scarcity while improving social wellbeing. CEMEX is uniquely positioned to provide integrated solutions for the construction and maintenance of more sustainable and resilient cities.
Through our business of cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates, CEMEX has a successful track record of providing the construction industry with innovative solutions and high-quality materials. In order to better serve the needs of our customers, we’re integrating and complementing our portfolio to provide comprehensive offerings aimed at the needs of growing urban centers.
Urbanization Solutions is collaborating with architects, developers, suppliers, and local governments to find solutions for affordable housing, efficient buildings, and resilient infrastructure — all powered by technological innovation and a constantly evolving regulatory landscape.
This is an evolutionary step forward for CEMEX that will uniquely position the company as a partner for the key players in building the cities of tomorrow.