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6560 Andrew Nellestyn’s Food for Thought: Cities are facing potentially existential challenges. Immediate innovative substantive change is imperative!

IT IS IN CITIES WHERE SOME OF THE MOST CRITICAL ADVANCES WE MAKE AS A SOCIETY WILL TAKE PLACE

Two thirds of the world live in cities. Migration from the countryside continues apace as agriconglomerates predominate and the rural population flees from crippling poverty and seeks opportunity, prosperity, housing & access to comprehensive health care.

Cities are fast becoming the social, economic, political, technological, cultural and financial power centres & commerce becomes increasingly intra-city. The reemergence of city states?

The consequent pressures on cities are crushing & the challenges tectonic. COVID-19 has amplified the urgency to affect remedial measures.

City governments are thus turning their focus, developing visions, on: greening; sustainability; livability; habitability; resilience; governance; harmony; public engagement & partnerships; mobility; equality & other pertinent dynamics.

INNOVATION IS KEY!

Paris’s 15 Minute City, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, AI & a host of other complementary activities will factor large and introduce substantive & substantial change.

The link below is an excellent report on challenges and innovative solutions. The prospects are encouraging. Many cities have already implemented, others introducing, the requisite measures. – AN.

https://www.smartcitygovt.com/

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