Saturday, January 12, 2019

Private Companies Dominate the Government When it Comes to Environmentally Sustainable Urban Planning

Caleb Tolin  Jan 11, 2019

Urbanization and developing metropolises are driving the international economy. Urban areas across the world have grown exponentially over the last several decades. In 1950, 751 million people lived in urban areas and that number has skyrocketed to 4.2 billion in 2018. According to the United Nations, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas which is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.

Our largest and most productive cities are in a constant battle to innovate and bring the world into the future. Our technologies are developing at rapid rates in fields like neuroscience, energy, and nanotechnology, but that speedy development can come at a price.

In countries like China, the major cities are contributing around 75% to carbon emissions while only 40% of the population resides in urban areas. However, metropolitan areas around the globe are quickly developing a way to combat environmental issues through a multi-disciplinary approach to green city planning.

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