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Prof Barbara Norman's article in Nature now published - "Are autonomous cities our urban future?"
Posted 30 May 2018 10:51am

Cities are rapidly expanding in size, wealth and power, with some now larger than nation states. Smart city solutions and strong global urban networks are developing to manage massive urban growth. However, cities exist within a wider system and it may take more than technological advances, innovation and city autonomy to develop a sustainable urban future.

As the world moves towards a global population of nearly 10 billion by 2050, most of which will be urban, the pressures on our cities already facing challenges of urban health, climate change, social justice and urban governance, are likely to increase. The challenge is almost overwhelming and will require innovative policy solutions way beyond ‘business as usual’.

Read article here: "Are autonomous cities our urban future?"

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