Corpus ID: 709219

Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities

  title={Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities},
  author={F. Kraas and C. Leggewie and P. Lemke and E. Matthies and D. Messner and N. Nakicenovic and H. Schellnhuber and Sabine Schlacke and U. Schneidewind and C. Brandi and Carsten Butsch and Sebastian Busch and F. Hanusch and R. Haum and M. Jaeger-Erben and M. K{\"o}ster and M. Kroll and Carsten Loose and A. Ley and D. Martens and I. Paulini and B. Pilardeaux and Teresa Schl{\"u}ter and G. Sch{\"o}neberg and Astrid Schulz and A. Schwachula and B. Soete and B. Stephan and J. Sutter and K. Vinke and M. Wanner},
  • F. Kraas, C. Leggewie, +28 authors M. Wanner
  • Published 2016
  • Geography
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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