Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities

Kraas F, Leggewie C, Lemke P, Matthies E, Messner D, Nakicenovic N, Schellnhuber HJ, Schlacke S, et al. (2016). Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. Berlin: WBGU - German Advisory Council on Global Change. ISBN 978-3-936191-45-5

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Abstract

The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-sustainable ‘world cities society’. Only if cities and urban societies are sufficiently empowered can they make use of the opportunities for sustainability and successfully follow the urban transformation pathways. The success or failure of the Great Transformation will be decided in the cities. The WBGU discusses the relevant conditions for the success of this transformation in this report.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 07:34
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 14:01
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12906

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