28 Nov '11, 9pm

The Urbanization of the World: Invest in Sustainable Cities or Perish

The Urbanization of the World: Invest in Sustainable Cities or Perish

By 2050, the human population will reach 9.3 billion. Seventy percent will be urban dwellers. Time to invest in sustainable cities Earlier this month, the Sustainable Cities Working Group of the Rio+20 Earth Summit submitted a paper for the draft of the so-called "outcome document" of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the international summit to be held in Rio in July 2012. "Cities are critical to the planet's transition to a green economy that will increase opportunities, reduce poverty, and foster a more sustainable future," said the group, which includes representatives from the Ford Foundation, Green for All, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Next American City, Partnership for Working Families, University of Pennsylvania, Worldw...

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