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Cities and the New Climate Economy: the transformative role of global urban growth

LSE Cities (2014) Cities and the New Climate Economy: the transformative role of global urban growth. New Climate Economy Cities (01). LSE Cities, London, UK.

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Urbanisation is one of the most important drivers of productivity and growth in the global economy. Between 2014 and 2050, the urban population is projected to increase by around 2.5 billion people, reaching 66% of the global population. By 2030, China’s cities alone will be home to nearly 1 billion people. India, Nigeria and Indonesia will also experience rapid population growth. If managed well, the potential benefits of this urban growth are substantial. The economic potential is driven by raised productivity resulting from the concentration of people and economic activities in cities that leads to a vibrant market and fertile environment for innovation in ideas, technologies and processes. Similarly, well-managed cities in high income countries could continue to concentrate national economic growth, through re-densification and the roll out of innovative infrastructure and technologies.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2014 LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:24
Projects: New Climate Economy: the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

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