Infrastructure in a rapidly changing world

Week 3 Lecture 10/8/16 by Sarath

Rapid urbanisation

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.

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(UN, 2005)

Understandably, the taks of supplying appropriate infrastructire becomes more difficult as time passes.

Cyber Security

A prevailing, and fairly new, concern for cities. Governemnts and the private sector therefore need to find increasingly innovative ways to protect themselves.

Further References

 

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