Week 3 Lecture 10/8/16 by Sarath
In 1800, only 2% of the world’s population lived in cities; in 2016 this figure has risen to a phenominal 56% and it’s growing.
1.5 million pople join urban poulation every week, through both migration and childbirth. This process putsinfrastructure, then environmen and the social fabric under pressure.
Understandably, the taks of supplying appropriate infrastructire becomes more difficult as time passes.
A prevailing, and fairly new, concern for cities. Governemnts and the private sector therefore need to find increasingly innovative ways to protect themselves.