Part of the essentials book series (ESSENT)


Cities are important. They are increasing in number and expanding; they account for a major share of global economic output, are gradually gaining more political influence, and can leverage action to combat climate change and protect the environment. Cities are markets whose overall needs should be identified and incorporated in solutions. Cities are above all living spaces—for a steadily growing number of people. That is why they should be designed to provide a sustainable and livable environment for all of their residents.



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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SmartCity.instituteLudwigsburgGermany

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