Urban Humans: Cities Go Up, Down, and High-Tech to Combat Rising Threats

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
As the world sees the biggest wave of urban growth in history – with almost 70% of its population expected to be living in urban areas by 2050, up from 56% today – the task of making cities greener and safer is becoming more urgent. That cities are attracting more people is nothing new noted urban specialist Philipp Rode, who runs London-based research centre LSE Cities. "People move to cities to live and work because they're a solution: they significantly reduce the amount of movement and space required to do anything," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. From space shortages to worsening climate change, cities are being forced to adapt at a pace never experienced before. How far can they push their limits and make sure they leave no one behind? Follow this link to learn more Sourced from: Place