We Built This City: Urban Planning and Climate Adaption


Within the next decade, roughly two-thirds of the world’s population are expected to live in cities — areas which are already responsible for over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With most of the infrastructure needed to support new occupants yet to be built, how can urban planners, leaders and policymakers put sustainable development at the heart of their strategies? How are the world’s densest population centers mitigating and adapting to climate change today — and what can we learn from their efforts?

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