CITIES

  1. Climate-Resilient Cities: Cities are home to half the world’s population and produce around 75 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). By 2050, between 65 percent and 75 percent of the world population is projected to be living in cities, with more than 40 million people moving to cities each year. That’s around 3.5 billion people now, rising to 6.5 billion by 2050; a huge and singular event in human history; and
  2. Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence: According to Wikipedia, a smart city is defined as a designation granted to a city that incorporates information and communication technologies to enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, wastage and overall costs.