Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk at conference or symposium › Science to science
The world is rapidly changing towards a global city. Estimations are that in 2050 70% of the population of the world will be in cities. Forgotten is the idea of the ancient Greece to limit the size of a city. Cities nowadays seems to have no border – Hong Kong developes the “Lantau Tomorrow” project for two million people on new artificial islands. The Greater Pearl River Delta transforms rapidly from Mega cities to a Mega Region. This lecture will try to explain some contemporary urban processes and give an overview of some of the changes that happened in the past and try to speculate about the possible cities of the future. What kind of cities will that be - post industrial, pre digital? What makes a city smart? How much density can still have quality? Do we need green buildings for green cities? What is the quality of Life in these cities? These are some aspects that we will discuss.