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Acuto, M; Parnell, S; (2016) Leave no city behind. [Editorial comment]. Science , 352 (6288) p. 873. 10.1126/science.aag1385. Green open access

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Abstract

Close to 4 billion people live in cities. As the driver of environmental challenges, accounting for nearly 70% of the world's carbon emissions, and as sites of critical social disparities, with 863 million dwellers now living in slums, urban settlements are at the heart of global change. This momentum is unlikely to disappear, as approximately 70 million more people will move to cities by the end of this year alone. The good news is that recent multilateral processes are now appreciating this key role of cities and are increasingly prioritizing urban concerns in policy-making. Yet, how can we ensure that these steps toward a global urban governance leave no city, town, or urban dweller behind?

Type: Article
Title: Leave no city behind
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1126/science.aag1385
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aag1385
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: cities, urbanisation, sustainable development
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1493188
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