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2050: Building better cities for an overcrowded world

2050: Building better cities for an overcrowded world | Sustainability and Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

In 2050, 10 billion people will live on the planet – 75% of them in cities. How will we cope with this urban revolution? In this introduction to our Building Tomorrow series, three leading experts explore the most urgent problems we face – and how to solve them.

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In 2050 there will be 10 billion people in the world - and 75% of them will live in cities.

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Can city farms feed a hungry world?

Can city farms feed a hungry world? | Sustainability and Sustainable Development | Scoop.it

There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have enough to eat.

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City farms as the solution to future hunger? 

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Turning waste into building blocks of the future city

Turning waste into building blocks of the future city | Sustainability and Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future?
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Incredible numbers and some unusual ideas.

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