Unexpected green is the future

C.M.J.L. Lelieveld, N.H. Holz Amorim de Sena

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    Abstract

    The urban space of the future will merge with green in unexpected ways and in unexpected places, forming resilient and remarkably surprising cities. Urban discussions currently start in a similar way: the population of cities will grow, cities are responsible for great part of gas emissions, how to deal with increasing urbanisation, etcetera. The World is undoubtedly becoming more and more urban. As the United Nations presented the facts: ‘by 2030 all developing regions, including Asia and Africa, will have more people living in urban than rural areas. In the next 20 years, Homo sapiens, “the wise human”, will become Homo sapiens urbanus in virtually all regions of the planet’. In all these discussions cities are often approached as a problem. We live in cities, we are attracted by them. Why are we so pessimistic about our own urban living space?
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherRUIMTEVOLK
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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