Attend a presentation featuring Pedro Ortiz, senior urbanist for the World Bank, on Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, NYIT-Manhattan. Ortiz will discuss Madrid's once burgeoning population and the successful metropolitan growth methodology that he developed for the city. According to the United Nations Population Fund, more than 50 percent of the world population lives in cities and this number continues to grow. As a result, there is an increasing demand for talented urban planners with the skills to design strategies for accommodating this growth. Read more.