The future of cities
Today, over half the world’s population lives in urban areas. In 30 years, it will be closer to three quarters. The quality of life in these future cities depends on the innovations we create and put in place today.
But what form might those innovations take? They can roughly be divided into challenges relating to the physical city, urban governance and the choices made by the residents of a city. Each is the focus of intensive research at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with our partners at other universities and in the public and private sectors.Professor Doug Crawford-Brown (Department of Land Economy), Professor Lord Robert Mair (Department of Engineering) and Professor Koen Steemers (Department of Architecture)