How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

Some insightful points made about the rapid urbanisation of our planet in this great Ted Talk by Robert Muggah.

In his talk “How to protect fast-growing cities from failing” he explains how its the speed at which cities grow that is important. Those with a longer period of gestation which mature more slowly are less likely to experience the traumas of rapid growth. He cites cities in the south hemisphere as being vulnerable in the coming decades.

Anatomy of a Smart City

Cities are expanding worldwide. Growth in Asia, South America and Africa is seeing rapid, unprecendented growth in urban centres and there are now 21 megacities who are home to over 10m people.

More accessible facts, figures and insight at:  http://postscapes.com/anatomy-of-a-smart-city-full

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