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Challenges of the New Urban World
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
2015 (English)In: Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, ISSN 1874-463X, Vol. 8, no 3, 199-215 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Urban agglomeration will face major challenges in the future, such as demographic change, climate change and other structural megatrends, as well present turbulences of economic insecurity, financial deficits and social disorder, all of which might have long-term effects. Cities will need to improve and to maximize their quality of urban life so as to keep pace with rapidly changing global urban patterns. Such a goal calls not only for new technologies, but also for proactive and open-minded governance models and management techniques that include all actors in order to realize the concept of a sustainable city in a globalized world. The aims of this paper are: to map out the complex force field of urban dynamics; to identify the main drivers of urban evolution; and to explore promising land-use planning, infrastructural, cultural, economic and knowledge-based policy initiatives that may enhance the sustainable growth potential of modern (mega-) cities.

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Springer Netherlands, 2015. Vol. 8, no 3, 199-215 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-174631DOI: 10.1007/s12061-015-9155-1ISI: 000363022700003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84945494235OAI: diva2:876408

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