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Resource Experts Urge Re-Think to Build Better Cities
2.4 billion people likely to move to urban areas globally before 2050. At least 200 new cities will be built in Asia in the next 30 years. Urban demand for resources could rise by 125 per cent without intervention
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization - Summary for Policymakers
The proportion of the global population living in cities and towns is expected to rise from 54 percent in 2015 to 66 percent by 2050; which will result in a significant expansion of existing cities, as well as the construction ...
Building Resilient Societies after the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Messages from the International Resource Panel
The world is experiencing an unprecedented moment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For us at the International Resource Panel (IRP) it is also a moment to reflect. This document provides policy recommendations extracted ...
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization - Factsheet
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shift future urbanization on to a more environmentally sustainable and socially just path. The Weight of Cities suggests a new approach to focus on low-carbon, resource-efficient, ...
City-Level Decoupling: Urban Resource Flows and the Governance of Infrastructure Transitions – Annex: Case Studies from Selected Cities
These cases were selected to showcase innovative and visionary approaches to sustainable infrastructure change across a broad range of contexts, and are intended to demonstrate the abundance of options available that could ...
Global Resources Outlook 2019: Natural Resources for the Future We Want - Case Studies
The case studies here presented demonstrate issues of concern and solutions for the sustainable management of natural resources across sectors, and the positive impacts policy and other interventions towards decoupling can ...
The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization
The report presents the first assessment of the resources required at a global scale for the coming wave of urbanization. Using material flow analysis, the analysis of urban form and city organization, the assessment of ...