Efficient power generation, intelligent power supply grids, new urban transportation concepts, and energy-efficient buildings steer rapid urbanisation in a sustainable direction.
The challenges facing sustainable urban development are huge! With about one million Africans moving to cities every week, Africa is one of the fastest urbanising continents. By 2030 Africa will have 760 million urban residents – more than the entire western hemisphere today.
How can we keep pace with the demands of increasing urban populations and at the same time protect our environment? Around the world, roughly 75 percent of the energy consumed, 60 percent of the water consumption, and 80 percent of greenhouse gases can be attributed to cities. How can we make cities “work” better? The answer is innovative technologies that make cities more environmentally friendly, increase the quality of life for their residents, and cut costs – all at the same time.
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