Focus on the "City of the Future": ages 15-18

Updated on 02.20.2024

15 min read

High School
History, geography and geopolitics
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The world is becoming more 'urban'. Giant cities, but also the exponential growth of cities with 100,000 inhabitants are changing the way we live in cities. The city of the future, coping with the impacts of climate change, will modify its organization in all sectors: transport, housing, waste, urban planning and the environment. This evolution will be based on technological innovations, with the massive contribution of digital technology, but also on the new uses and new behaviors of the citizens that will depend on you. Here’s an overview in France and around the world.


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