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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 ...
Towards Zero-Pollution Cities: Making Mega Cities Resource Efficient, Inclusive, and Low Polluting - Delhi, India Case Study
Delhi, India is typical of many megacities in Asia and Africa, with large populations, swift economic growth that spurs in-migration, and an already stressed built environment with significant underserved populations lacking ...
Scaled-Up Investments in Sustainable Cities Crucial for Resource Efficiency and Poverty Eradication
Greening city infrastructure can sustain economic growth while using fewer resources
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 - 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 – Factsheet
Global economic production is now concentrated in cities. Some 80% of global GDP is produced in cities on just 2% of the land surface, though cities depend on the flow of resources from near and far. Cities have been growing ...
Building Better Cities: ASEAN Looks to the Future
The rapid growth of urbanization signals a significant demographic shift that will change the way people live and the way our human settlements function. New infrastructure and systems are needed to support the growing ...
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 ...