Feature Reports

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


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.

La ville du futur : gérer durablement l’environnement, l’économique et le social

According to the United Nations (U.N.), 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, compared with 2% at the beginning of the 19th century, 30% in 1950 and 55% in 2018. Given this trend, what can be done to ensure cities stay pleasant, unpolluted places to live, with low greenhouse gas (ghg) Gas with physical properties that cause the Earth's atmosphere to warm up. There are a number of naturally occurring greenhouse gases... emissions so as not to make global warmingGlobal warming, also called planetary warming or climate change... worse?

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Reality or Utopia? The Future According to Urban Planners

As they have done throughout history, architects and urban planners are designing what they believe the city of the future should look like. Today, climate action and energy transition needs are the determining factors in their designs. While some projects for the 21st century are well underway, others are science fiction, utopic fantasies or even the stuff of dreams and poetry. Below are just a few of the hundreds of visions put forward for tomorrow’s cities.

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