Designing Energy-Efficient Cities For A Global Urban Future

Designing Energy-Efficient Cities For A Global Urban Future

As our economic activities have come to be concentrated in our cities, so has our energy consumption. According to a World Urbanisation Prospects study by the United Nations, even though cities constitute only 2 per cent of land surface, they are home to over 54 per cent of the population. The report also projects that by 2050, two-thirds of the population will be living in cities and India, Nigeria and China will register the highest population growth rates.

The backbone of any urban ecosystem is energy; it is essential for all commercial and residential purposes, as well as for services such as transport and communication. Read More…

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