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Tackling urban sustainability on global scale
Date:12/5/2012

is expected to increase from 7 billion to 10 billion by the end of the 21st century and most of those 3 billion additional inhabitants will live in burgeoning megacities, MSU scholar Harm de Blij writes in the book.

Contributing author Jeb Brugmann who founded Local Agenda 21, one of the largest community-based planning initiatives in history said the book "presents a more holistic view of the city as a socioeconomic and ecological phenomenon to be developed in an integrated fashion."

"The body of research presented here sheds extensive light on the potential and challenges for re-engineering" the world's cities, Brugmann writes.


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Contact: Andy Henion
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Michigan State University
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