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How can we build a better urban life?

It is crucial that cities are able to accommodate new inhabitants and do so in a way that is not only comfortable but also sustainable

By Jay Elwes  

Edinburgh: one of our expanding cities. © Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons

As the global population swells, more people than ever are living in the world’s cities. It is therefore crucial that those cities are able to accommodate those new inhabitants and do so in a way that is not only comfortable, so that people have a decent standard of living, but also sustainable. The challenge for policymakers and academics alike is to identify and the innovations that can…

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