New multimedia report offers cities a glimpse into the future of sustainable urban mobility in 2040.
"Megacities on the move," a new report released today by Forum for the Future, argues that cities need to radically re-engineer their infrastructures to cope with much larger populations. By 2040 two in three people will live in cities; the world’s urban population will grow from 3.5 billion to 5.6 billion.
"Megacities on the move," a collaboration with Vodafone, EMBARQ and the FIA Foundation, is designed to help governments, city authorities and businesses understand the challenges of the future and develop strategies which will allow people to live and travel more sustainably in the major cities of the 21st century.
It sets out six solutions for sustainable mobility to help city-dwellers access the people, goods, services and information they need, and it gives examples of where these are already happening. It also provides four scenarios for the world in 2040 which organizations can use to make long-term planning more effective by exploring what the future may hold for them. You can download four short video animations that bring each of the four scenarios to life.
The report is based on interviews with more than 40 experts in different aspects of sustainable mobility from around the world, which identified key factors and trends that will shape the future of cities, including shortages of key resources, the strength of global institutions and whether alternative energy sources replace fossil fuels.
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