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Cities are rapidly growing in developing countries around the world and the population of urban dwellers are expected to continue to increase at a staggering rate in the next few years.
Urbanization is a sweeping global phenomenon which, in many parts of the world, is associated with population growth, economic transformation and social change. The majority of the world’s population already live in large cities – tendency (sharply) rising.
Many major cities are having difficulty coping with the rapid influx of new citizens. Keeping pace with the exigencies of burgeoning populations is particularly challenging due to a widespread lack of adequately reliable and efficient urban infrastructure. The key to future-proofing urban development is steadfast renewal and accelerated expansion. This calls for new, sustainable approaches to all the fundamental aspects of urban living such as housing, utilities, mobility, telecommunications and the environment. Appropriate solutions are essential to making today’s metropolitan environments more modern, resource-efficient, environmentally-friendly, secure and livable habitats.
The Metropolitan Solutions Conference will illuminate its keynote topic – the safety and reliability of urban infrastructures – from every conceivable angle, covering all the challenges at hand and the most promising technologies and plans of action.
The conference will be held as a staggered event at three different locations, taking the dialog from Hannover, Germany to San José, USA to Shanghai, China and back to Germany over the course of November 6 and 7, 2012. The conclusions reached at each venue will be passed along to the next. The conference can be followed live – on location or via the Web.
For more information you may download the program at this link: Metropolitan Solutions Conference Program