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When it comes to urban development, the UK is missing out

The policy implications of smart cities are wide—politics has a job now to catch up and stay ahead

By Seema Malhotra   June 2018
The global population is becoming increasingly urbanised—what do city-dwellers need, and how can politics help?

The global population is becoming increasingly urbanised—what do city-dwellers need, and how can politics help?

The majority of the world’s seven billion inhabitants are city dwellers, and it is estimated that over 70 per cent of the global population will be living in cities by 2050. In Britain, all of our major cities are growing. 

But a recent OECD conference in Westminster highlighted the stubborn challenges still faced by cities: traffic congestion, poor air…

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