Future of Cities

By 2050, 68% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. What will those cities look like? There is no one template — some will be intentionally planned or rebuilt, while others will spring up haphazardly without any central planning.

As urban populations grow, cities around the globe are tackling challenges in sustainability, transportation, sanitation, and design. In this Freethink original series, we zero in on some of the most forward-thinking sustainable cities and get a glimpse into how these innovators are shaping our urban future.

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The innovators of Copenhagen architecture are pioneering new solutions to urban living challenges, from floating parks to man-made islands. More Info about Futuristic Copenhagen architecture builds on water
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Humans throw away 3.5 million tons of waste every day. Copenhagen is taking waste management to new heights (literally) to deal with trash from residents, making it the sustainable city of the future. More Info about Copenhagen turns trash into ski slopes
Copenhagen's innovative approach to waste management turns trash into ski slopes
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By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas (up from 50% now). With the climate crisis worsening, how can we support this urban trend in a sustainable way? More Info about The sustainable city of the future: Copenhagen, Denmark