BY MAGNUS QVANT, CEO and Secretary General of the Resilient Regions Association.
A frequently cited statistic estimates that 70% of the world’s population will reside in urban areas by 2050. In Europe, however, that figure is already over 70% and due to reach 80% by 2020. These growing urban centres – disproportionately affected by challenges ranging from aging infrastructure to terrorism, extreme weather to mass migration – are at the forefront of developing and deploying innovative solutions, and making the investments that will provide tangible benefits for their citizens. Συνέχεια