The Century of Cities: Pathways Towards Sustainability

Messner, Dirk, (2019). The Century of Cities: Pathways Towards Sustainability. Concilium: International Journal for Theology, 1 13-23

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    Author Messner, Dirk
    Title The Century of Cities: Pathways Towards Sustainability
    Appearing in Concilium: International Journal for Theology
    Volume 1
    Publication Date 2019
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher SCM Press
    Start page 13
    End page 23
    Language eng
    Abstract The 21st century will be the century of the cities. Urban areas are becoming the central organizational form for almost all human societies. The global urban population could increase from just under 4 billion today to 7.5 billion people by 2050 – and urban infrastructures will grow with it. About two-thirds of humanity will then have their homes in cities. The force of the urbanization surge will primarily affect developing countries and emerging economies in Asia and Africa. Almost 90  % of urban-population growth up to 2050 is expected on these two continents (UN DESA, 2014). Nearly three quarters of the global urban population will then be living there (UN DESA, 2015). Climate change goals and the implementations of the 2030 Agenda can only be achieved based on fundamentally changed urban perspectives and strategies.
    Keyword Sustainability
    Urbanisation
    Copyright Holder Concilium
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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