With the United Nations predicting that by 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.7 billion, and almost 70% of people expected to live in urban areas, putting a strain on cities and the environment, it is clear that the time to see our cities… otherwise. As urbanization is expected to be fastest in lower-income countries, the UN warns that many cities will face challenges in meeting the needs of their growing population, including providing adequate housing, transport and energy systems. At the same time, cities are major contributors to climate change, accounting for 75% of global CO2 emissions. To deal with this, architects and designers are finding innovative solutions: vertical farms, biomass greenhouses, autonomous cars and underground recycling systems, in order to make future cities smarter and, above all, more ecologically sustainable. Given this, the researchers and designers of Space10, IKEA’s innovation lab based in […]
Source: News Beast
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