TRACKING THE FUTURE OF CITIES
By the year 2050 more than 75% of the Earth’s projected population of 9 billion is predicted to inhabit cities, not a small number of them immense megalopolises like Shanghai, Lagos, Delhi and Bangkok where the challenge to be livable will be felt most.
Urban reThink offers a critical perspective on city planning and city planning practices both in the developed and developing world, with a particular focus on examining cities in terms of their relationship with the wider political, economic and social framework (i.e. globalization, neoliberalism, geopolitics, consumerism, etc.).
Urban reThink advocates a gradual move from consumer-centred cities to citizen-centred ones, where both environmental and social sustainability goals can be reached in tandem.
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Urban reThink is written and published by Pierre Herman, a teacher, thinker, writer and graduate of the MA Sustainable Cities programme at King’s College London. He currently lives in south London.
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Pierre Herman is a teacher, thinker, writer and graduate of the MA Sustainable Cities programme at King’s College London.