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Urbanisation Aids Transition to Green Economy

May 18, 2014 - in Analysis, Environment, Projects

More than half the world’s human population now lives in urban areas and cities are increasingly facing the challenge of ensuring decent standards of living for their inhabitants. Demand for a higher quality of life is increasing despite growing pressures…

Biodiversity an Important Consideration in City Building for Longterm Sustainability

November 18, 2012 - in Environment

Understanding how biodiversity can contribute to sustainable urban development will be vital as 70% of the world’s population moves into cities, an…

China Looks to Build Sustainable Cities with Help from Europe

September 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Better balanced urbanization is serving as a new platform for practical cooperation between China and the EU. More than half of the world's population…

Urban India and Planning for Sustainable Cities

May 19, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects, Smart Cities

India is rapidly urbanising and is at a crucial juncture in its development.  The urbanisation phenomenon has both positive and negative effects.  It could be argued that appropriate urban development policies and planning methodology can use the potential…