How Cities can Save Trillions, Curb Climate Change, and Improve Public Health by embarqnetwork

Emerging cities – the mid-size cities of today and megacities of the future – will shape the global economic and environmental outlook, as they are the largest sources of economic productivity and emissions. In fact, a group of 291 rapidly expanding, mid-sized cities in emerging economies will account for more than one-quarter of global income growth and more than one-third of energy-related emissions growth in the next two decades. Given the rapid onset of urbanization and the long-lived nature of urban infrastructure, it is essential that mayors, city planners, and other leaders take the opportunity to act now. The decisions they make today can drive economic growth and curb climate change, or perpetuate the unstructured urbanization that dominated the 20

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