China's urbanization is happening at a pace never seen before. In the last two decades, thousands of new developments have sprouted along the fringes of cities across China. Wilderness and farmland have been heedlessly replaced by replicated towers.
People's attitude to ownership is changing. Ownership of a product you use just once or twice a year makes no rational sense. Moving surplus resources or unwanted goods is fuelling an expanding sector known as Redistribution Markets. Redistribution Markets are upsetting traditional business models by providing a convenient way to find new homes for unwanted resources.
Can you imagine a future — thirty-nine years from now — where there are no engines humming, no exhaust smells, no car sounds of any kind in the city except the presumably Jetsons-like beeping of EVs? The European Commission can, and it has a transportation proposal aim...
There’s been a distinct change recently in how we describe what a “Smarter City” is. Whereas in the past we’ve focused on the capabilities of technology to make city systems more intelligent, we’re now looking to marketplace economics to describe the defining characteristics of Smarter City behaviour.
After providing the curriculum for training urban leaders from 12 Southeast and Central Asian nations a few weeks ago, the United Nations is now globally launching the full content of the Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development...
More of the world’s people live in cities–according to the United Nations by 2050, approximately 70 percent of humans will be urban-dwelling. And at least 800 million people worldwide practice urban agriculture today.Urban agriculture can improve household nutrition, provide additional income, and increase food security
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