Resilient Cities: A relook at our cities from an ecological perspective

By 2050, over 68% of the human population will live in urban areas. Cities will bear the maximum brunt. How to make them more resilient? Watch Harini Nagendra and Kaustubh Rau, Faculty, Azim Premji University, discuss this.

Resilient cities Harini and Kaustubh

By estimates, over 55% of the human population now lives in urban areas, which will grow to 68% by 2050. This means that for the first time in human history, most humans live in a built environment rather than a natural one.

Cities, naturally, will bear the maximum brunt, as they are densely populated. Hence, we need to relook at our cities from an ecological perspective — make them resilient. 

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