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
A worthy reblog of Ed Clarke’s blog: As national politicians drag their feet, cities are taking the lead in meeting national low carbon ambitions | British Politics and Policy at LSE.
It is cities, not national governments, that are increasingly taking the lead in pursuing lower carbon growth. Ed Clarke summarises research by the Centre for Citiesthat highlights the innovative and practical ways that cities are tackling environmental and economic challenges.