It’s expected that by 2050 cities will be home to 68% of the world’s population, up from 54% in 2016. As our towns and cities expand at a phenomenal rate, what can the built environment do to cater for such rapid urbanisation and its challenges, making these good places to live and work, where people can live healthy, fulfilled lives?
Cities across the globe have experienced urban blight, where districts that have seen a significant downturn in fortunes are abandoned, with residential and business properties left vacant. Responding to this change in fortunes is becoming an industry in itself.
By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The pressure on the Earth’s resources will be immense, but with careful planning urban areas can becomes circular cities: centres of sustainability and fairer economies.
With the world’s population set to top 9 billion by 2050 and increasing pressure on global resources, urban design will inevitably steer toward sustainable outcomes as never before