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Manchester Urban Institute

Cities and (post)-sustainability

The world's cities are growing rapidly - one estimate suggests that, by 2050, 70% of the planet's nine billion-strong population will live in an urban area.

The world’s most powerful cities make a significant contribution to global economic growth. However, this growth is uneven - and produces major challenges in social and environmental sustainability.

This working group was formed to engage with the sustainability challenges posed by urban growth in an academic and policy-relevant way.