Cities are crucially important for the future of the UK and the global economy.
Cities are more creative, more productive and more vibrant than the average for their host country. They can also be very efficent users of resources.
But cities face significant problems in the future. Growing population, living with environmental change, and coping with a number of resource crunches are serious problems. Coupled with the challenges that cities face as they grow bigger; from air quality and congestion, to crime and waste handling, we need to think about cities in new ways.
We believe that there are excellent business opportunities in being able to develop integrated city systems that meet the needs of growing cities globally.
This three minute video sets out some of the basic facts and issues.
Future Cities Introduction from MBEKTN on Vimeo.
Head of Sustainability, Technology Strategy Board