What will the cities of the future be like?

UN-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022 warns that urban areas are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Because of that, cities must be leaders in climate action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target set by the Paris Agreement. The new UN report says that an increase in extreme weather events and natural disasters such as floods, heat waves and landslides will affect urban areas the most, adapting to climate change a critical issue.

What will the cities of the future have to offer?

🟢 Zero-emission vehicles that communicate with each other.

🟢 Smart water and electricity meters that warn when they detect anomalous consumption.

🟢 Roof gardens.

🟢 African trees because of their preparation to withstand extremely high temperatures.

🟢 Painted in white streets and buildings.

🟢 Organisation that makes it possible for residents in every city to satisfy most of their daily needs in a journey of no more than 15 minutes.

🟢 At least one waste-to-energy plant in every town. Waste management is in line with the principles of the circular economy, where one person’s waste is another person’s raw material.

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