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Rapid Urbanisation

The explosion in numbers of people moving from country to city means there is an ever-increasing demand on services, infrastructure, housing, and transportation systems. Solutions are needed, fast.
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Climate Change

How can cities be built or upgraded to be ecologically responsible, with a low carbon footprint, and resistant to the growing threat and frequency of extreme weather conditions caused by global warming?
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Resource Scarcity

Rapid population growth puts a huge strain on vital resources such as clean water, electricity and food. How will we power our homes, put food on the table and have access to clean water in the future?
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Sao Paulo

Central and South America

How can sprawling cities like Sao Paulo with growing slum populations create safer and more affordable neighbourhoods?

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Delhi

Asia

What new ideas can help rapidly growing cities like Delhi reduce the number of slum dwellers?

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Beijing

Asia

Cities like Beijing have already taken steps to improve air quality. What more can they do to ensure cleaner air as they expand?

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Melbourne

Oceania

What innovative ideas can help developed cities like Melbourne cope with future waves of population growth?

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Singapore

Asia

What more can densely populated cities like Singapore do to cope with ongoing urban growth?

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Glasgow

Europe

What new ideas can help cities like Glasgow tackle high levels of homelessness?

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Amsterdam

Europe

What can popular tourist cities like Amsterdam, do to ensure they remain great places to live for residents?

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Budapest

Europe

How can cities like Budapest, undergoing rapid regeneration, ensure that local communities share the benefits of major infrastructure spending?

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London

Europe

What can cities with poor air quality, like London, do to make their air cleaner?

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Manchester

Europe

How can growing cities like Manchester, use smart technology and data to increase the quality of life and work for their inhabitants?

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Nairobi

Africa

What can cities like Nairobi do to encourage the development of a low carbon economy?

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New York

North America

What can cities like New York City do at a local level to make a meaningful contribution to combating global issues like climate change?

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Toronto

North America

What new ideas can cities like Toronto use to help increase the appeal of low carbon transport such as walking, cycling and public transport?

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Mumbai

Asia

How can coastal cities like Mumbai better protect their populations from the increased threat of flooding?

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Shanghai

Asia

Rapidly growing cities like Shanghai have already done much to reduce energy usage. How can they adopt innovations like gamification to improve energy efficiency further?

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GCC Cities

Middle East

How can cities in the GCC, which have historically been heavily reliant on petrochemicals, diversify and embrace the benefits of solar energy to help combat climate change?

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Durban

Africa

What can cities like Durban do to ensure they protect valuable natural environments as they continue to grow?

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Lagos

Africa

How can cities such as Lagos build more affordable housing to keep pace with rapidly expanding populations?

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Mexico City

Central and South America

What can cities like Mexico City do to ensure supplies of drinking water?

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Washington DC

North America

What new ideas can help cities like Washington DC protect rivers and the natural environment from pollution?

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Hong Kong

Asia

How can cities like Hong Kong provide the affordable housing they need to attract young talent?

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Tokyo

Asia

How can cities like Tokyo, with declining populations, attract the talent they need to remain competitive?

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Christchurch

Oceania

How can cities such as Christchurch, which have suffered major natural disasters, attract the people, investment and entrepreneurs they need to rebuild their economies?

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Milan

Europe

How can cities like Milan reduce the space required for car parking to make more room for green spaces or affordable housing?

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