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Why future cities will be smart

Cities are the future, and future cities will be smart. Urbanisation is one of the continuing trends of the twenty first century.  In 1800, just 2% of the world’s population was urbanised.  In 2008, that figure passed 50%.  If current growth trends continue, 65-75% of the world’s population will live in urban centres by 2050.  Almost all of this 15-25% projected growth will take place in the developing world.

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