Urban Transitions 2016: Towards a better urban future in an interconnected age

6th September 2016   -   9th September 2016
Shanghai, China
http://urbantransitionsconference.com/
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Abstract

Cities are incredibly vibrant centres of innovation, education, employment and commerce. Today, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas, and each week, the urban population increases globally by 1.3 million. As we become a mainly urban species, we have significant challenges and exciting opportunities ahead of us, as we try to transition towards a more: - Economically competitive urban future - Sustainable and resilient urban future   - Socially and economically equitable urban society - Digitally connected urban future Urban Transitions 2016 will bring together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to communicate and share the latest research and practice in these areas.

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