Cities & Urban Life

Chief Researchers on Cities & Urban Life

The future belongs to the city.

Cities are changing. With smart technology, the internet of things and the digitalisation of flows of goods, people and transport, the cities of the future will evolve into cybernetic systems of self-regulation. Rapid urbanisation will lead to 68 percent of the world population living in urban areas by 2050, and emerging megacities will be challenged by growing population density as well as the need for increased urban resilience and adaptability as the effects of climate change set it. 

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