Shobhakar Dhakal (Global Carbon Project, Tsukuba, Japan) on Can we re-engineer cities to be forces for environmental good?

- Urban areas house over half the world’s population and are growing rapidly.

- Currently, urban areas consume large proportions of the world's resources and are responsible for as much as 80% of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, they are also hotbeds of cultural and economic activities.

- Is it therefore unsurprising that cities are often considered central to addressing sustainable development.

- This poses enormous challenges for planners, engineers as well as the people and organisations that inhabit urban areas.

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